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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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Aiete conference, a road-map for peace in the Basque Country?

When: Thursday 29 March 2012, 09h00 to 11h00, followed by a press point at +/- 11h00Where: Room ASP 1G3, European Parliament, BrusselsWho: Jonathan Powell, MEPs including François Alfonsi, Frieda Brepoels, and others, and representatives of Basque political parties. The European Parliament's B...


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Online discrimination in the Netherlands

EP defends core EU values and condemns Dutch government's indifference

The European Parliament today adopted a resolution criticising the Dutch government's handling of an openly discriminatory website being promoted by Dutch far right party PVV (1). After the vote, Dutch Green MEP Marije Cornelissen stated: "This opprobrious website, which actively promotes discr...


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Bahrain

Greens/EFA motion for resolution - debate on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law

The European Parliament, - Having regard to the Report of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI), released on 23rd November 2011 - having regard to its previous resolutions on the situation in Syria, Yemen and Bahrain in the context of the situation in the Arab World and North Africa o...


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Kazakhstan

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The European Parliament, –   having regard to its previous resolutions on Kazakhstan with regard, in particular, to the one of 17 September 2009, –   having regard to its resolution on a EU Strategy for Central Asia of 15 December 2011, –  &nbs...


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Democracy in a Bad Constitution?

06.03.2012

The Technocratic and Populist Challenges in Hungary and beyond

How could it happen that the once model transformation country has turned into the bogeyman of Europe? Can such an apparent break in the democratic development also threaten other countries? These are questions that will be debated during the panel discussion


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Syria

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The European Parliament, -     having regard to its previous resolutions on Syria, in particular of 15 December 2011 on the situation in Syria, of 27 October on the situation in Egypt and Syria, in particular of Christian communities and the case of Rafah Nached, of 15 September ...


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Recent developments in Egypt

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The European Parliament, –        having regard to its previous resolutions on Egypt in particular of 17 February 2011 on the situation in Egypt, of 27 October 2011 on the situation in Egypt and Syria, in particular of Christian communities, and of 17 November 20...


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Alfonsi elected co-president of minorities group in EP

The European Parliament Intergroup for Traditional Minorities, Languages and National Communities, which brings together MEPs from the Parliament's principal political groups, has undergone a change of leadership. Two new co-presidents have been elected: Csaba Tabajdi from the Socialist group, and F...


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e-fa: News Round-Up January 2012

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

January 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...


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EFA Group to welcome new MEP

Priorities for the second half of this legislature

When: 15:00 - Tuesday 17 January 2012Where: Press Briefing Room LOW N-1/201, European Parliament, StrasbourgWho: Ana Miranda (Bloque Nacionalista Galego) and Jill Evans MEP (Plaid Cymru, President, EFA Group) At the January plenary session, the EFA group in the European Parliament welcomes a new MEP...


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