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Europe's Endangered Languages: report calls for action

Press Release from EFA MEP François Alfonsi

The European Parliament has called for urgent action to protect the continent's endangered languages. The call was made in a report by Corsican MEP François Alfonsi which was adopted today by an overwhelming majority. Mr Alfonsi is the European Parliament's only Corsican-speaking MEP. This is the E...


Youth Unemployment

Wrong message, wrong strategy

The European Parliament will next Wednesday vote in plenary on a report on youth unemployment. This report comes in response to the EU's alarming rates of youth unemployment. However, the Greens/EFA group doesn't believe that this report gives the right solutions to the current situation and so th...

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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 2 - 6 September 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include committee debates on PRISM/NSA snooping scandal and EU implications, water protected as basic public service, Commission communicaiton on shadow banking and a Greens/EFA conference on shale gas


Reclaim your future

Youth campaign

Youth unemployment keeps rising. Governments say they’re in favour of saving young people. But while they pay lip service to the need for action, austerity measures increase youth unemployment and destroy decent jobs while attacking employment rights. Help us reclaim our future by joining the Greens/EFA’s youth campaign.


Earth Connections and Small Networks


A Greens/EFA workshop in the European Parliament

Simultaneous interpretation is provided in EN - FRRoom available from 9:00 to 18:00 PROGRAMME Welcome to a low key dialogue between Eben, Eva, Julien, Sandrine, Jonas, Christian and Markus where they give their perspectives on how one can deal more responsibly with "The Cloud" and the prob...


Youth Unemployment

The European Parliament fails to meet needs of young people

  The European Parliament's employment and social affairs committee today voted on a report on youth unemployment. The Greens/EFA group considers this report to be weak and regrets that at this critical moment the European Parliament has failed to put forward decisive and innovative demands ...


Music copyright

EP tightens up accountability and transparency within collecting societies

The European Parliament's legal affairs committee today unanimously adopted a report on collective management of copyright. This draft legislation, part of the Digital Agenda for Europe and the Europe 2020 Strategy, aims to tighten up transparency and accountability within collecting societies and f...


Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 1-5 July 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include export credit agencies, EU budget 2014-2020, Hungary, reforming the EU's anti-fraud body, reforming the structure of the banking sector, regulating investment funds (UCITS), implementing the Financial Transaction Tax, emissions Trading System, US and UK government surveillance of EU citizens, election of the EU Ombudsman, access to care for vulnerable groups, arms exports, the crisis in Syria, closure of Greek public television ERT


NSA surveillance

European Parliament votes to investigate the NSA spying scandal

The European Parliament today voted by a large majority to adopt a resolution on the USA's NSA and other EU Member States' surveillance programs. This resolution calls for an inquiry by the European Parliament's civil liberties committee. The Greens/EFA group regrets however that there was no majori...

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US & UK surveillance of EU citizens

Jan Philipp Albrecht

Negotiations on free trade agreement with USA should be put on hold the US. We refuse to accept that consumer and data protection could be sacrificed for the sake of the TTIP. The US must accept common data protection standards in the proposed Framework Agreement with the EU.