WHO WE ARE

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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.

EU-UK Deal: 'let's establish a positive framework for a new partnership'

With MEPs set to vote on approving the post-Brexit trade and co-operation agreement between the EU and the UK, EFA MEP Jordi Solé said that whilst the agreement has its shortcomings, overall ‘it establishes a positive framework for this new partnership’.

PRESS RELEASES
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RRP - The south of Italy must get its fair share of Covid recovery funding

EFA MEP Piernicola Pedicini is calling for the south of Italy to receive its fair share of funding from Italy’s Recovery and Resilience Plan (RRP). Each EU member state has set out in a national RRP how it will use EU funding intended to assist Europe’s economic recovery following the...
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Growing concern over human rights in Hong Kong

  MEPs have today expressed growing concerns about the state of human rights and democracy in Hong Kong. EFA MEP Jordi Solé spoke in the debate in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, which had been prompted by the recent closure of independent newspaper Apple Daily, and the dete...
NEWS
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EFA MEPs welcome Catalan politicians

EFA MEPs welcomed Catalan politicians Oriol Junqueras, Raul Romeva, Carme Forcadell and Dolors Bassa to the European Parliament in Strasbourg this week. The four former members of the Catalan government were recently released after four years in prison, having been sentenced by Spanish authoritie...
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Defending the real diversity in Europe

As the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) gets underway, EFA MEPs have highlighted their support for the initiative and called for it to fully embrace Europe's diversity. The recently launched CoFoE is an opportunity for citizens to share their views on Europe's future direction w...
EVENTS
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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.
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Alternatives to detention and non-custodial measures

The use of non-custodial measures as an alternative to detention is relevant both as a means to reduce prison overcrowding and as a tool to facilitate the social reintegration of convicted persons and thus to reduce recidivism. However, research seems to show that such positive effects only follow when the use of alternatives to detention…

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
Tatjana Ždanoka
Tatjana Ždanoka
Member

OUR STAFF

José-Luis Linazasoro
José-Luis Linazasoro
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
Steven Cornelius
Steven Cornelius
EFA Communications and Press Officer
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
Juris Sokolovskis
Juris Sokolovskis
EFA advisor on Petitions