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Basque prisoners and human rights

A cross-party group of MEPs is to visit the Basque Country in February to consider the situation of Basque prisoners. EFA MEPs Josep-Maria Terricabras (Catalonia) and Tatjana Zdanoka (Latvia) will participate in the delegation which follows a visit to the European Parliament in March 2015 by represe...


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Hearing: Deportation of Hungarians of Czechoslovakia in 1946/47

27.01.2016

Hosted by MEPs Josep-Maria Terricabras & Tamás Meszerics

MEPs Josep-Maria Terricabras and Tamás Meszerics (Greens/EFA) will host a public hearing in the European Parliament to consider the issue of the forced deportation of the Hungarians of Czechoslovakia for forced labour in 1946/47. Speakers: Josep-Maria Terricabras MEP (President of the EFA Group i...


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The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing

19.01.2016

LIVE press conference 19 January 2016 10:30-10:50

Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Philippe Lamberts present the key issues of the plenary session and of the European agenda for the Greens/EFA group


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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 14-18 December 2015

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary included preventing approval of a genetically-modified maize variety; car pollution laws and real driving emissions tests; Europe's energy future; updating EU border and coastguard rules; finalising EU data protection reform; EU summit: refugee crisis and Paris attacks top agenda; Dieselgate, car pollution rules and the EU response; Sakharov Prize award for Raif Badawi; Hungary and basic democratic values; EU arms export rules: EU must prevent arms going to repressive regimes and terrorists.


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Cartooning for Peace

Ulrike Lunacek


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Symbolic empty chair for Saudi blogger in the European Parliament

Press release from EFA MEP Alyn Smith (SNP)

An empty seat was left in the European Parliament today (Wednesday) for Raif Badawi, Saudi blogger and activist, winner of this year's prestigious Sakharov prize for freedom of expression. Alyn Smith, SNP Member of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee once again called on the Saudi ...


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The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing

15.12.2015

LIVE press conference 15 December 2015 10:30-10:50

Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Philippe Lamberts present the key issues of the plenary session and of the European agenda for the Greens/EFA group


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Situation in Hungary

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Judith Sargentini, Benedek Jávor, Ulrike Lunacek, Monika Vana on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, –  having regard to the preamble to the Treaty on European Union (TEU), in particular the second and the fourth to seventh indents thereof, –&n...


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Situation in Burundi

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Maria Heubuch, Heidi Hautala, Bodil Valero, Judith Sargentini on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, –  having regard to the revised Cotonou Agreement, –  having regard to the Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Agreement for Burundi of ...


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EU border management/FRONTEX

EU Parliament calls for complaints mechanism for refugees

The European Parliament will this evening vote on a report setting out recommendations to the EU border agency FRONTEX on how to better protect the fundamental rights of refugees. The report calls for the creation of a complaints mechanism for refugees and calls on the Commission to include this in ...


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Elimination of violence against women in the EU

Plenary speech by Jordi Sebastià


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