Extension de la durée des droits d'auteur de 50 à 70 ans

vers l'accaparement du domaine public?

Ce lundi et malgré les objections de huit pays*, les ministres des affaires européennes de l'UE ont prolongé la protection des droits des interprètes et producteurs d'enregistrements musicaux de 20 ans dans l'Union européenne, la faisant passer de 50 à 70 ans après l'enregistre...


Europe - Make it or Break it!


The Green European Summer University

The second European Green Summer University offered a forum to all those who wanted to express their views about an open and sustainable Europe, a Europe united in solidarity, a Europe strong for its citizens, and responsible to the world.

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e-fa: News Round-Up June/July 2011

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

Key issues over the past few weeks included: EFA Visit to Catalonia CFP Reforms present new risks MEPs back clearer food labelling Roaming rip-offs must be tackled Common approach to road safety The first Macedonian - Greek Dictionary ever published in Greece Artists and Social Inclusion Changes to ...


Artists and social inclusion


A Greens/EFA conference - Watch Live Stream NOW

Throughout Europe many artists have built up in the last twenty years a knowledge of activity and a praxis of their arts in a close dialogue with their audiences at school, in prisons, on the street, in suburbs, but also in milieus where communication has been distorted. Where sense of belonging disappeared, in a village, a region, a city quartier, they can establish new models of connectivity and raise curiosity and interest of intercultural groups to get together again.

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The future of copyright in the digital era


A Greens/EFA hearing

The digital era and digital technologies have raised new questions for copyright and intellectual property. How can these tools, which are aimed at stimulating and rewarding innovation, be adapted in a transformed environment? This hearing will address this and other questions. (

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No Sustainable Resources without new own resources

Greens/EFA position paper

The EU is facing a major economic and social crisis, together with the food, energy and climate crises, which are multiple manifestations of the limits of our model of development and the mechanisms that support it. The current debt crisis has led Member States to curb public spending and propose au...


5th European Meeting of Green Local Councillors


This year Berlin will be the scene of a fresh initiative towards strengthening the work of Green local level representatives across Europe. We will discuss how to further develop democratic participation of citizens, how to better...

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New constitution a step backwards for pluralism and democracy

The Hungarian parliament today adopted a new constitution in spite of widespread concerns about democratic restrictions it would introduce. Commenting after the adoption, Greens/EFA co-president Dany Cohn-Bendit said: "Rather than being a 21st Century constitution, this constitution is a throw...

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The European Citizens’ Initiative

How does it work

The European Citizens’ Initiative is now put into practice. The European Parliament and the Council approved the rules for the world’s first transnational participatory instrument. EU citizens can use it from 2012 onwards for directly getting involved in EU politics.

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Hungarian democracy in danger ?


An open debate with Agnes Heller

In the context of Hungary's much-criticised media law and under the Hungarian EU Presidency, the Greens/EFA in the European Parliament organise a debate with Hungarian author, philosopher and former dissident Agnes Heller


Media law in hungary

Judith Sargentini


Media law in Hungary

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The European Parliament, –   having regard to Articles 2, 6 and 7 of the Treaty on European Union, Articles 49, 56, 114, 167 and 258 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, Article 11 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and Article 10 of the E...

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