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.

EFA calls for more EU leadership against common challenges

EFA President in the European Parliament Jordi Solé has called on the EU to step up its solidarity and face today’s major challenges with the same ‘leadership and determination’ shown during the pandemic. MEPs were responding to the annual State of the Union address by Eu...

PRESS RELEASES
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Europe must protect women and children from male violence

EFA MEP and member of the European Parliament Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, Diana Riba, has welcomed a vote in the Parliament backing calls for greater action to tackle intimate partner violence. The report was adopted today with 510 votes in favour, 31 against and 141 abste...
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Renewables key to lowering electricity prices

MEPs have been debating European solutions to the rise in energy prices for consumers and businesses in Strasbourg today, with the European Commission. Recent weeks have seen hefty increases in energy costs with consumers left struggling to afford the hikes in bills. EFA MEP Jordi Solé ...
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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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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.
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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.

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