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Backing for Catalan 'people power'

MEPs from Corsica, Flanders and Wales will be in Catalonia this weekend to act as observers for the series of local referendums taking place on Catalan independence.A grassroots initiative has used existing powers to organise a series of local referendums at town and municipal level in order to give...
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An introduction to the EFA Group in the European Parliament

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e-fa Strasbourg Round-Up November 2009

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 joint European parliamentary group with the Greens, making up the fourth largest group in parliament.E...
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EU should use Lisbon Treaty to support language rights

Latvian MEP and Member of the European Parliament's Civil Liberties Committee Tatjana Zdanoka has called on the European Commission to use changes under the Lisbon Treaty in order to protect the rights of linguistic minorities. The MEP suggested that the Commission should 'name and shame' EU me...
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Greens/EFA round-up 19-22 October 2009

Priorities for the Greens included the Council and Commission statements on climate change and developing countries as well as the vote on resolution on freedom of information in Europe and in Italy and on Guinea. The draft EU budget 2010 and the decision on the 2009 Sakharov Prize laureate were also plenary highlights.
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e-fa Strasbourg Round-Up October 2009

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 joint European parliamentary group with the Greens, making up the fourth largest group in parliament.E...
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Videocracy

In Italy one man only has kept the domination of the image over three entire decades. As a TV-magnate and then as Presidente, Silvio Berlusconi has created a perfect system of TV-entertainment and politics. The film by Erik Gandini unveils this remarkable Italian story
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Strasbourg Flash October 2009

Priorities for the Greens include the Council and Commission statements on climate change and developing countries as well as on the preparation of EU summit 29-30 October. The vote on resolution on freedom of information in Europe and in Italy is also an highlight. Greens/EFA also organise a debate on Guinea and a film screening about Si…
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Freedom of information in Italy

Greens/EFA consider that the freedom to receive and communicate information without interference of the state authorities is a fundamental principle on which the European Union has been founded and an essential element of democracy as well as pluralism of information media. It is urgent for the EU to define key minimum standards in order …
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Welsh wins its place at the European Commission

Plaid MEP Jill Evans has welcomed the news that Welsh speakers will be able to correspond with the European Commission in the Welsh language, starting from this week.This follows a long campaign by Ms Evans to improve the status of the Welsh language at European level.The move will be made official ...