WHO WE ARE

EFA logo without name

European Free Alliance

in the European Parliament

The European Free Alliance (EFA) Group in the European Parliament brings together MEPs who advance the cause of Europe's stateless nations, regions and disadvantaged minorities. We support a Europe of the peoples, and defend cultural and linguistic diversity in the EU. EFA MEPs are members of the Greens/European Free Alliance Group, forming a common parliamentary group with Europe’s Greens since 1999.

BUILDING A EUROPE OF ALL PEOPLES

We want a diverse Europe.
A Union that respects minorities, individuals, stateless nations and their right to self-determination. Our campaign aims at putting multilevel governance on the EU agenda.

EFA MEPs spied with Pegasus

Greens/EFA members Diana Riba i Giner and Jordi Solé were spied on by PEGASUS, a University of Toronto report showed at least 65 Catalan pro-independence politicians, lawyers, and journalists were victims of cyber espionage using Pegasus and Candiru spyware. The surveillance also affected their staff, families and relatives.

PRESS RELEASES
array(8) { ["url"]=> string(74) "files/assets/imgs/list/10060000-0aff-0242-dc5d-08da524bd72f_w1023_r1_s.jpg" ["title"]=> NULL ["alt"]=> NULL ["copyright"]=> NULL ["updated_at"]=> int(1655754501) ["file_name"]=> string(36) "ba080ce11779cbfc028d9ae0608b5d60.jpg" ["fname"]=> string(51) "10060000-0aff-0242-dc5d-08da524bd72f_w1023_r1_s.jpg" ["urls"]=> array(4) { ["jumbo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11047/jumbo" ["list"]=> string(51) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11047/list" ["photo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11047/photo" ["portrait"]=> string(55) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11047/portrait" } }
Press release |

EFA Congratulates newly elected Colombian President Gustavo Petro

The EFA Parliamentary group would like to Congratulate Gustavo Petro on his recent election victory and his appointment as the new President of Colombia. The election of Gustavo Petro and Vice-President Francia Marquez represents a new hope for Colombia and a new path for the relationships with the ...
array(8) { ["url"]=> string(68) "files/assets/imgs/list/1649560603458_20201008_ep-106219a_dll_039.jpg" ["title"]=> NULL ["alt"]=> NULL ["copyright"]=> NULL ["updated_at"]=> int(1654776304) ["file_name"]=> string(36) "a2e6314f85e758ae074591c13fcb2806.jpg" ["fname"]=> string(45) "1649560603458_20201008_EP-106219A_DLL_039.jpg" ["urls"]=> array(4) { ["jumbo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11030/jumbo" ["list"]=> string(51) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11030/list" ["photo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11030/photo" ["portrait"]=> string(55) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11030/portrait" } }
Press release |

Jordi Solé calls for treaty changes

Today EFA Group President and COFOE member Jordi Solé urged the Parliament to dignify and honour the legacy of the conference on the Future of Europe.
NEWS
array(8) { ["url"]=> string(37) "files/assets/imgs/list/rp_tots-45.jpg" ["title"]=> NULL ["alt"]=> NULL ["copyright"]=> NULL ["updated_at"]=> int(1656592817) ["file_name"]=> string(36) "16572d398bbf2765f1e5db413f9cf45e.jpg" ["fname"]=> string(14) "RP TOTS-45.jpg" ["urls"]=> array(4) { ["jumbo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11072/jumbo" ["list"]=> string(51) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11072/list" ["photo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11072/photo" ["portrait"]=> string(55) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11072/portrait" } }
News |

EFA MEPs meet with SNP MPs over Scotland’s future

EFA MEPs have been meeting today with former MEP Alyn Smith MP and Dr Philippa Whitford MP, to discuss the path for Scotland’s independence and its return to the European Union.
array(8) { ["url"]=> string(77) "files/assets/imgs/list/1649517712055_20201124_ep-107556b_t_evi_224_mobile.jpg" ["title"]=> NULL ["alt"]=> NULL ["copyright"]=> NULL ["updated_at"]=> int(1652891117) ["file_name"]=> string(36) "26d441f2c4fa3605a22dc8e7ffbe13ea.jpg" ["fname"]=> string(54) "1649517712055_20201124_EP-107556B_T_EVI_224_MOBILE.jpg" ["urls"]=> array(4) { ["jumbo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10954/jumbo" ["list"]=> string(51) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10954/list" ["photo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10954/photo" ["portrait"]=> string(55) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10954/portrait" } }
News |

Diana Riba MEP alerts on the deteriorating state of the Rule of law

EFA MEP Diana Riba intervened in plenary session today to raise awareness of the current state of the Rule of Law.
EVENTS
array(8) { ["url"]=> string(54) "files/assets/imgs/list/prision_conditions_historia.jpg" ["title"]=> NULL ["alt"]=> NULL ["copyright"]=> NULL ["updated_at"]=> int(1633707231) ["file_name"]=> string(36) "e435e58798c8d4d1e4b69423c43e8393.jpg" ["fname"]=> string(31) "Prision Conditions_Historia.jpg" ["urls"]=> array(4) { ["jumbo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10377/jumbo" ["list"]=> string(51) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10377/list" ["photo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10377/photo" ["portrait"]=> string(55) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10377/portrait" } }
Event |

Prison conditions in Europe

The aim of this conference is to debate around the actual living conditions inside prisons and how they affect the health, progress and prosocial change among inmates.
array(8) { ["url"]=> string(44) "files/assets/imgs/list/lamodel_eng.jpeg.jpeg" ["title"]=> NULL ["alt"]=> NULL ["copyright"]=> NULL ["updated_at"]=> int(1626080893) ["file_name"]=> string(37) "5674c67c29134ddce6099a389189d94d.jpeg" ["fname"]=> string(16) "LaModel_ENG.jpeg" ["urls"]=> array(4) { ["jumbo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10270/jumbo" ["list"]=> string(51) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10270/list" ["photo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10270/photo" ["portrait"]=> string(55) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10270/portrait" } }
Event |

Webinar: “Freedom of Artistic Expression in the European Union”

The present study, commissioned by MEP Diana Riba i Giner (Greens/EFA) to Culture Action Europe, off­ers a general overview of the global and European legislative framework and case-law, outlining further possible courses of action aiming at strengthening the legal protection of Freedom of Artistic Expression at a European level.

OUR MEPs

François Alfonsi
François Alfonsi
Member
Piernicola Pedicini
Piernicola Pedicini
Member
Diana Riba i Giner
Diana Riba i Giner
Member
Jordi Solé
Jordi Solé
EFA President and first Vice President of the Greens/EFA Group

OUR STAFF

Roccu Garoby
Roccu Garoby
EFA Secretary General and Greens/EFA Group Deputy Secretary General
Helena Argerich i Terradas
Helena Argerich i Terradas
EFA Advisor on Constitutional Affairs and Women's rights and gender equality
Elisabet Matamala Mir
Elisabet Matamala Mir
Advisor on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
Lachlan Muir
Lachlan Muir
EFA Advisor on Fisheries Policy
Olga Perez Vitoria
Olga Perez Vitoria
EFA Advisor on Culture and Education
Valentina Servera Clavell
Valentina Servera Clavell
EFA Press, Communications & Campaigns Officer
Juris Sokolovskis
Juris Sokolovskis
EFA advisor on Petitions
Garance Tardieu Ziolkowski
Garance Tardieu Ziolkowski
EFA Advisor on Foreign Affairs

GET THE LATEST NEWS

Sign up for events, campaigns, updates, press releases