Minorities

Europe on the far right

Right- wing extremists and right-wing populists in the European Parliament // Available in FR | HU | NL | DE | EL

In the wake of the success of charismatic right-wing populists such as Marine le Pen in France and Geert Wilders in the netherlands, there is once again a heightened awareness of how extreme right-wing parties in europe are gaining popularity amongst voters. Their influence on governments and hence on the key issues of european politics is growing.


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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...


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Situation in Democratic Republic of Congo

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Isabelle Durant, Judith Sargentini, Barbara Lochbihler, Bart Staes, Raül Romeva i Rueda, Jean Lambert on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, – having regard to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Ri...


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e-fa: News Round-Up

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

June/July 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 gro...


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Treaty for the blind and visually impaired

Big success in Marrakesh

Over the last two weeks, World Intellectual Property Organization delegates have been meeting at a diplomatic conference to conclude a treaty to facilitate access to published works by visually impaired people. After years of discussion, an agreement has finally been reached. Commenting on the ag...


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Greens/EFA delegation to Lisbon

21.06.2013

Live debates Friday 21 June 2013

The Greens/EFA hold a one-day conference in Lisbon to take stock of 30 years of European integration and discuss the Ulysses project, which aims, from a southern point of view, to show possible ways out of the crisis and sketch the outline of what Europe could look like in the future.


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Endangered languages report wins strong support

Press release from François Alfonsi MEP

A report calling for more support for Europe's endangered languages by Corsican MEP François Alfonsi has won unanimous support in the European Parliament's Culture Committee. This is the European Parliament's first major work on language diversity in many years. The report regrets the drastic cuts ...


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LGBT Discrimination

EU Survey reveals fear, isolation and discrimination common in Europe’s LGBT community

Today the EU Fundamental Rights Agency published the first-ever comparative study on the experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the 27 EU Member States and Croatia. Drawing on over 93,000 responses and more than 20,000 additional individual sources, it finds that many hide ...


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e-fa: News Round-Up

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

April 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 group i...


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Social Housing in the EU

A lever to help the EU out of the economic, social and environmental crisis

La Commission de l'emploi et des affaires sociales du Parlement européen s'est prononcée mardi 23 avril en faveur du rapport de l'eurodéputée verte Karima Delli sur le logement social dans l'Union européenne. Ce rapport cherche à montrer à quel point le secteur du logement social est un levier pour aider l'Union européenne à sortir de la crise économique, sociale et environnementale.


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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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