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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Decentralise Covid Recovery and Resilience plans, say MEPs

EFA MEPs are calling for regions and sub-state governments to play a much stronger role in the preparation and roll-out of the EU's multi-billion Euro funding to drive economic recovery in the aftermath of the Covid pandemic. They argue that decentralisation, both in terms of decision making ...
European Union
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EFA Group welcomes new MEP

The European Free Alliance (EFA) Group in the European Parliament has welcomed Piernicola Pedicini as a new independent member. Piernicola Pedicini joined the Greens/EFA in December 2020 and has now been welcomed to the EFA component of the group. The European Free Alliance (EFA) draws togethe...
NEWS
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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...
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Spain accused of ‘criminalising dissent’

Spanish authorities have been accused of ‘criminalising dissent’ after it emerged that supporters of Catalan self-determination are facing legal action and other measures simply for supporting a peaceful referendum. The issue was raised at a meeting of the EU - Catalonia Dialogue Plat...
EVENTS
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Pre-trial detention in the EU

Pre-trial detention (depriving suspects and accused people of their liberty before the conclusion of a criminal case) is intended to be an exceptional measure, only to be used as necessary and proportionate and in compliance with the presumption of innocence and the right to liberty. We will discuss what the EU can and should do about…
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Are prisons obsolete? From prison reform to prison abolition

“On the whole, people tend to take prisons for granted. It is difficult to imagine life without them. At the same time, there is reluctance to face the realities hidden within them, a fear of thinking about what happens inside them. Thus, the prison is present in our lives and, at the same tim...

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
Zoé Dingwall
Zoé Dingwall
EFA Advisor on Brexit and environmental issues
Elisabet Matamala Mir
Elisabet Matamala Mir
Advisor on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
Lachlan Muir
Lachlan Muir
EFA Advisor on Fisheries Policy, Internal Market and Consumer Affairs
Olga Perez Vitoria
Olga Perez Vitoria
EFA Advisor on Culture and Education
Juris Sokolovskis
Juris Sokolovskis
EFA advisor on Petitions