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Alfonsi calls for joint effort on language diversity

Press release from François Alfonsi MEP

MEP François Alfonsi has called for a joint effort between the European Commission and Europe's nations and regions to protect Europe's endangered languages and promote language diversity.   Mr Alfonsi spoke as he presented a draft of his report on Europe's endangered languages...


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Smash Smart Borders!

Grüner Protest gegen die Aufrüstung Europas zur elektronischen Festung

Die Grünen Europaabgeordneten Ska Keller und Jan Philipp Albrecht haben heute die Protestfotos der Aktion "Smash Smart Borders" an die EU-Innenkommissarin Cecilia Malmström übergeben. Grüne und AktivistInnen aus Deutschland und ganz Europa haben sich mit einem Smash-Foto an der Aktion beteiligt, um gegen die Aufrüstung Europas zur elektronischen Festung zu protestieren. Die Aktion richtet sich vor allem gegen den jüngsten Vorstoß der Europäischen Kommission zur Grenzüberwachung, "Smart Borders".


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One language dies every two weeks

Press release from Francois Alfonsi MEP

One language dies on average every two weeks somewhere on earth. That was the shocking statistic revealed in an expert seminar hosted at the European Parliament this week by Corsican MEP François Alfonsi in preparation for his report on "Endangered European languages ​​and linguistic ...


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Get Women On Board

Campaign in favour of EU-wide boardroom quotas for women

This Green campaign supports the introduction of mandatory EU-wide quotas for the representation of women on executive boards. The voluntary approach to addressing one of the major remaining barriers to gender equality has failed and the Greens support the introduction of a binding boardroom quota through EU legislation with a view to stimulating the push towards balanced boardrooms.


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Hungary

Orban government again back-steps on democracy with new constitutional amendments

The Hungarian parliament today passed a series of constitutional amendments undermining the role of the independent Constitutional Court and the rights of minorities. The Greens hit out at the votes, which come just as the European Parliament is concluding an assessment of previous controversial con...


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e-fa: News Round-Up

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

February 2013 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 grou...


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MEPs demand peaceful resolution of Kurdish issue

Press release from N-VA MEP Mark Demesmaeker

An MEP from the European Parliament's European Free Alliance group has urged the European Commission to take an active role in bringing about a peaceful resolution to the Kurdish issue in Turkey. Turkey's Kurdish people have long been involved in a campaign for self-determination and respect for the...


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New MEP joins EFA Group

Press release from the EFA Group

The European Free Alliance Group in the European Parliament has welcomed Mark Demesmaeker from Flemish nationalist party Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie (N-VA) as its newest MEP. The N-VA is the largest party in Flanders, and in Belgium, and works for an independent Flanders in a strong European Union. Mark...


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e-fa: News Round-up

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

December 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 grou...


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Opposing the Belo Monte dam in the Amazon

11.12.2012

Recorded stream of the press conference with Raoni

This press conference, which took place on the very same day of the visit of Dilma Rousseff to France, aimed at questioning the key role of European companies that are taking part in this social, environmental and economic disaster.


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Cacique Raouni

Opposing the Belo Monte dam in the Amazon

Twenty-five years after his last campaign, the Cacique Raoni returned to Europe to mobilise key political leaders against major risks posed by the mammoth dam project of Belo Monte. Green MEPs Eva Joly, Catherine Grèze and Ulrike Luncacek hosted a Press conference in the European Parliament in S...


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Press conference recorded livestream

Opposing the Belo Monte dam with Cacique Raoni

This press conference, which took place on the very same day of the visit of Dilma Rousseff to France, aimed at questioning the key role of European companies that are taking part in this social, environmental and economic disaster.


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