Data Protection

The New Political Role of Internet and Mobile Phone


Example Iran

Modern information networks turn more and more into essential tools for political mobilisation. The discredited presidential elections in Iran have initiated a popular protest-movement, the so-called "Green movement" which gained much of its momentum through the new technologies offered via internet and mobile phone: sms, You Tube, twitter, Skype and others.


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


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.


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



Commission should follow Parliament's demands

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Digital rights

Helga Trüpel


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.


Blogging for Democracy


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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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...


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...


The European OpenSource & Free Software Law Event


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.