Data Protection

Bank Data Agreement

Conservatives and Social Democrats cave in on SWIFT

German Green MEP and member of the Civil Liberties Committee, Jan Philipp Albrecht, comments on the ongoing negotiations between Council, Commission and Parliament over the transfer of bank data to US authorities ("SWIFT agreement"):"Now the cat is out of the bag: The grand coalition of Conservative...


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Financing culture in the digital era

08.06.2010

A Greens/EFA conference

The digital era has made knowledge and culture accessible for the greater public and contributes to bring about a worldwide knowledge society. But how can we guarantee a fair remuneration of authors and creators together with the universal access and circulation of knowledge and culture? The conference will explore ways out of this paradox.


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Brussels Agenda

Greens/EFA priorities and events 7-12 June 2010

Greens/EFA events this week include several conferences and hearings on financing culture in the digital era, carbon leakage, CAP, green jobs and nuclear waste. See the Agenda for a full listing


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ACTA

Commission should follow Parliament's demands


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Digital rights

Helga Trüpel


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Brussels Agenda

Greens/EFA events 12-16 April 2010

Greens/EFA events next week include a debate with civil society and Commission representatives on the forthcoming European External Action Service and a conference on on authors' intellectual property rights in the digital context. See the Agenda for a full listing.


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Blogging for Democracy

04.03.2010

Cuba, the European Union and the influence of Web 2.0

We need open debate about the situation in Cuba and the Blogger Movement as a possibility to raise one's voice regardless of the media censorship in Cuba. The conference - featuring the most influential figures in the Cuban alternative blogsphere - also challenges how EU policy on Cuba is seen on the island and what future role the EU should play.


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EFA logo

e-fa News Round-Up February I 2010

News bulletin from the European Free Alliance Group

The European Free Alliance (EFA) draws together political parties fighting for democracy and self-determination for the stateless nations and regions of Europe. European Free Alliance MEPs sit in a joint European parliamentary group with the Greens, making up the fourth largest group in parliament.E...


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Child safety on social networking sites

Press release by SNP MEP Ian Hudghton

MEP welcomes EU initiative to better protect children who use the internetSNP President Ian Hudghton MEP has welcomed moves by the European Commission to make social networking sites safer for children who use them. Mr Hudghton commented following the publication of a new EU study which reveale...


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The European OpenSource & Free Software Law Event

09.12.2009

A conference actively supported by the Greens/EFA

The European OpenSource & Free Software Law Event is an event that aims to promote the sharing and dissemination of legal knowledge on Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) licences, as well as the development and promotion of good practices in the field. The themes of the day will be "FOSS Terminology" and "Mutual software development and other experiences".


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Brussels Agenda

Greens/EFA priorities and events 7-11 December 2009

Greens/European Free Alliance major priorities for next week are the COP15 UN climate change conference in Copenhagen and the EU summit of heads of state and government in Brussels. Greens/EFA events also include a presentation of a study on CO2 reduction targets and joint conferences on tax and development, Afghanistan and Opensource and free software.


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Greens/EFA Round-up 23-26 November 2009

Debriefing of the plenary session in Strasbourg

Greens/EFA priorities for the session included the Stockholm Programme, the preparation for the Copenhagen climate summit, the EU enlargement strategy, the reports on Europol, the vote on the conciliation agreement on telecoms legislation, the resolution on elimination of violence against women, the report on the European Year of Volunteering (2011) and the resolution on China and the rights of minorities.


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