Minorities

Minority rights

MEPs want EU action on homophobia and LGBT discrimination

The European Parliament's civil liberties committee today voted with a large majority in favour of a report calling for an EU roadmap against homophobia and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Commenting after the vote, EP rapporteur/draftsperson and Green civil liberties...


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Ulrike Lunacek on the rejection of the SRHR report in the EP

Ulrike Lunacek

The so-called Estrela report on "Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)" was rejected today due to intensive lobbying by conservative MEPs and NGOs. In this video Ulrike Lunacek MEP expresses her disappointment and explains why it should have been adopted.


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The right to decide
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The right to decide

13.11.2013

A democratic right

 CONFERENCE DOCUMENTATION Watch the recorded video stream Simultaneous interpretation will be provided English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Catalan and Galician DRAFT PROGRAMME 9:00-9:30Registration 9:30-11:00Welcome speech: Jill Evans MEP, EFA Group President Part 1: A recognised right &nbs...


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The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing

22.10.2013

Video press briefing Tuesday 22 October 2013

The Greens/EFA co-presidents Dany Cohn-Bendit and Rebecca Harms presented the key issues of the plenary session for the Greens/EFA group


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Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 21-25 October 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include EU data protection rules, UN climate change deal, sexual and reproductive health and rights, medical implants and consumer safety, ship recycling, sustainable fisheries, EU economic governance, migrant protection after Lampedusa, secret data surveillance and SWIFT, detention of activists in Russia


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Call for action on minority language radio

EFA Press release from Inaki Irazabalbeitia MEP

A conference at the European Parliament this week organised by Basque MEP Inaki Irazabalbeitia has recognised the importance of radio broadcasting in supporting minority languages. Organised in conjunction with AMARC Europe and ELEN, the conference echoed previous calls for the European Commission t...


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Radio broadcasting in minority languages

16.10.2013

where we are, where we should go

Today globalization, the growth of the Internet and web-based information is having a direct and detrimental impact on minority languages and linguistic diversity, as global communications and marketplaces require global understanding. Nevertheless, community media are a tool that reinforces pluralism and diversity not only through radio content production, but through participatory and democratic processes that support and reinforce the European identity and cultural wealth through the use and promotion of minority languages in Europe.


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 7-11 October 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included EU food rules, tobacco rules and lobbying, shale gas and environmental assessment, flight times and safety, Syrian refugee crisis, right-wing extremism on the rise, EU borders and migrant protection, CIA human rights abuses in Europe, secret data surveillance and SWIFT, Roma discrimination, Sakharov Prize


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Untouchables: stop discriminations based on castes!

Vote on the caste-based discrimination resolution by the DEVE Committee

The European Parliament adopted on Thursday 10 October a resolution on caste-based discrimination. Having regards to the resolution of 2007 on the human rights situation of the Dalits in India and the one of 2012 on caste discrimination in India, this is the third resolution dedicated to this subjec...


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Local language healthcare threatened by EU rules

EFA Press release from Mark Demesmaeker and Inaki Irazabalbeitia

MEPs from the European Free Alliance Group in the European Parliament have expressed concerns that new EU rules on recognition of qualifications could have unforeseen consequences for speakers of languages in bilingual areas such as Brussels and the Basque country. Whilst supporting moves to make it...


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