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European values ignored

At today's EU summit in Brussels, the leaders have not made any clear policy decisions on data protection or refugee issues. Rebecca Harms, Co-President of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, said: "The heads of state and government apparently do not want to be on an equal footi...


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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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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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e-fa: News Round-Up

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

September 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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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 23 - 27 September 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include the final trialogue on the EU agriculture policy reform, the committee votes on easier access to EU funds for crisis countries, risky medical devices and EU funding for research and innovation to 2020. Greens/EFA co-presidents will also travel to Greece and meet with key stakeholders and decision-makers.


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Eastern Europe and Russia

EU must support Eastern neighbours in face of Russian pressure

The European Parliament today adopted a resolution on the Eastern Partnership, and the pressure these countries are facing from Russia. After the vote, Greens/EFA foreign affairs spokesperson Werner Schulz commented: "MEPs today sent a message of solidarity to the Eastern Partnership countries ...


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EU banking supervision

Deal on democratic scrutiny could clear way for banking supervision system

Today a deal was struck between the presidents of the European Parliament and the European Central Bank on Parliament's scrutiny role under the new European banking supervision mechanism. It is very likely that the political groups in the European Parliament will support this deal (1). Green finance...


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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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New Basque MEP joins EFA Group

Press Release from the EFA Group

The EFA Group in the European Parliament has welcomed Inaki Irazabalbeitia from the Basque political movement Aralar as its newest MEP. Mr Irazabalbeitia joins the EFA Group this week, replacing Ana Miranda of the Bloque Nacionalista Galego (BNG). Aralar is a left-wing nationalist Basque political m...


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Single resolution mechanism

Save the banking union!

EU Commissioner Michel Barnier today presented his proposals for a European Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM) and a European resolution fund. The fund will be capitalised by financial institutions. The German government has repeatedly raised doubts concerning the legality of this EU mechanism. The G...


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