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e-fa: News Round-Up

news bulletin from the European Free Alliance Group in the European Parliament

June 2012 Round-Up 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 European parliamentary group with the Greens, making up the fourth largest group in...


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Democratic follow-up in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The European Parliament, –   having regard to the Declaration by the High Representative, Catherine Ashton, on behalf of the European Union, on the electoral process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo of 9 December 2011 (A 507/1/11 REV 1), –   having regard to ...


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EU appeal for Kurdish activist Leyla Zana

EFA Press Release

MEPs, including some from the European Free Alliance group in the European Parliament, have called on the EU to intervene in the case of Kurdish activist Leyla Zana.Ms Zana, a human rights activist and member of the Turkish parliament, was sentenced to ten years imprisonment last week on a charge of...


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EU Roma Framework and its national strategies

Hélène Flautre, Barbara Lochbihler, Raül Romeva i Rueda


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e-fa: News Round-Up

news bulletin from the European Free Alliance Group in the European Parliament

May 2012 Round-Up 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 European parliamentary group with the Greens, making up the fourth largest group in ...


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Turkey

Shameful sentencing of Leyla Zana shows dramatic lack of freedom of opinion in Turkey

EP Sakharov Prize winner Leyla Zana was yesterday sentenced to ten years in prison by the Diyarbakır 5th High Criminal Court, in Turkey. The charges against her are nine previously held speeches (including in the European parliament) and for allegedly having close links to a "terrorist organiz...


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Switzerland criticised for immigration quotas

Press release from Tatjana Ždanoka

The European Parliament has heard harsh criticism of Switzerland's decision to introduce restrictions on immigration from central and eastern European countries. The issue centres on Switzerland's use of quotas on the number of residence permits it grants to nationals of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, E...


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Dialogue for peace in northern Mali

Press release from François Alfonsi

Corsican MEP François Alfonsi has welcomed an initial dialogue between Malian officials and representatives of the Touareg movement at the European Parliament. On the 22 May during a conference at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the Corsican MEP invited representatives of the Touareg movemen...


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Fight against homophobia in Europe

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

The European Parliament, – having regard to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, – having regard to Article...


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More than sixty former MEPs back Basque peace process

Press release from Frieda Brepoels

More than sixty former MEPs are backing the Aiete Declaration which seeks a peaceful resolution to the armed conflict in the Basque Country. The declaration and a list of first signatories amongst former MEPs was published following a press conference in Brussels this morning. Taking part were curre...


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Touaregs de l’Azawad

Alfonsi - "Il faut engager le dialogue avec le MNLA"

Avant un débat important au parlement européen sur la situation au Mali qui aura lieu mardi prochain en présence de la Haute représentante de l'Union pour les affaires étrangères, le député européen François Alfonsi a souligné l'importance du dialogue avec les Touaregs de l'Azawad. M. Alf...


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Refugees and asylum policy

EU better equipped to assist refugees and play a more proactive global role after EP vote

The European Parliament has today adopted new EU legislation aimed at assisting EU member states in improving their ability and capacity to receive refugees. The legislation, which was steered through Parliament by Green MEP and draftsperson Rui Tavares, includes changes to the European Refugee Fund...


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