ALL OF US – Mobilising for rainbow families

Joint declaration of Members of the European Parliament

LGBTI rights are human rights. Lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans and intersex persons should enjoy the same rights, duties and opportunities as well as the same level of protection as any other person within the EU. However, discrimination against LGBTI persons in the EU persists. ALL OF US want this discrimination to end.

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EFA Group Statement on EU-Turkey agreement & the refugee crisis

The European Free Alliance (EFA) Group in the European Parliament is critical of the agreement reached between the EU and Turkey at the recent meeting of EU heads of state and government. The agreement paves the way for returning refugees from the Greek islands to Turkey. However, the EFA Group q...

Situation in Poland

Silesia and the situation in Poland

As MEPs hold a debate on the situation in Poland with Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, MEPs from the EFA Group have highlighted concerns with Poland's treatment of its Silesian minority. The debate focusses on the state of the rule of law in Poland, following the election of the right wing...


Situation in Poland - the Silesian minority

Press release from EFA MEP Josep-Maria Terricabras (Catalonia)

President of the EFA Group in the European Parliament, Josep-Maria Terricabras, intervened in a debate about the situation in Poland to raise the issue of the country's Silesian minority and the denial of minority rights. The debate was held at the European Parliament in Strasbourg in the pre...


Situation in Poland - minority rights & Silesia

Plenary speech by Josep Maria Terricabras


Keeping Poland and Europe together

Plenary debate on the situation in Poland

The Greens/EFA Co-President Rebecca Harms called on the ruling majority to ensure full respect of the rule of law and to listen to the increasingly vocal movement of Polish citizens who oppose the changes threatening freedom of the media and the independence of the judiciary in Poland

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Making the positive case for EU membership

Press release from EFA MEP Jill Evans (Plaid Cymru)

Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans has told the European Parliament in Strasbourg that 'Wales has a great deal to contribute to making the EU more effective - improving Europe for all its people'. Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans (EFA) The MEP was speaking in a key debate with European Commission Pr...

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Electoral success in Corsica

EFA MEPs have paid tribute to the victory in Corsica on Sunday 13 December of the progressive nationalist coalition Pe A Corsica (For Corsica) which finished first in elections for the Corsican Assembly. The alliance of autonomist and independentist parties received around 35% of the vote and w...

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Geoblocking and minority languages

EFA MEP Jill Evans (Plaid Cymru) wants the European Commission to ensure that legislation on access to web based programming while abroad facilitates the use of Welsh and other minority languages. Jill Evans says that 'geoblocking' – or blocking access to online content based on location – can ...


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...


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 ...



EU Parliament finds common ground on measures to tackle radicalisation

The European Parliament today adopted a report setting out its position on how to tackle radicalisation in Europe. After the vote, Green civil liberties spokesperson Jean Lambert said: “The European Parliament has today found common ground on how to tackle radicalisation, which has to be a core el...

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