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European Parliament Strasbourg
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Plenary Flash - 21-24 November 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: Asylum and migration including search and rescue, Hungary and the conditionality mechanism, women on boards, biodiversity COP15, budget 2023 and the protection of rainbow families.
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Faroe Islands - Thumbnail
Faroe Islands - Thumbnail
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Faroe Islands, a self governing nation.

The Faroe Islands are an archipelago of 18 islands, with 52 thousand inhabitants, considered an independent nation inside Denmark, with their culture, language and the power to sign their own international treaties. We want a EU that recognises and accepts minorities and stateless nations.
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European Parliament Building Strasbourg ©Cquim
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François Alfonsi stands for Osman Kavala and the people of Kurdistan

EFA MEP François Alfonsi, a long-time defender of Kurdistan and of minorities’ rights across the world, intervented in Plenary in solidarity with Osman Kavala and all victims of Erdoğan.
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MEP François Alfonsi appeals for vital support on minority language

EFA MEP François Alfonsi, the co-chair of the minority intergroup, held a press conference supporting the demands from cultural and linguistic minorities to the Conference on the Future of Europe. Loránt Vincze (EPP), co-chair of the minority intergroup with MEP Alfonsi, also spoke at the press conference in Strasbourg.
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European Union
Hemicycle European Parliament Strasbourg
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Plenary Flash 13-16 September 2021

During the plenary session, the European Parliament will debate the situation in Afghanistan, the annual state of the European Union, gender-based violence, media freedom and further deterioration of the Rule of law in Poland, Fit for 55 package, LGBTIQ rights in the EU,...
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Clouds over St Peter's Basillica, Budapest
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Commission and Council must use all available tools to safeguard rule of law & fundamental rights in Hungary & Poland

MEPs debate the recent Hungarian law against the LGBTIQ community, as well as the June General Affairs Council meeting of EU ministers on the Article 7 procedures for failings on the rule of law in Poland and Hungary.
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European Union
EFA MEPs 2021
Press release |

EFA Group welcomes new MEP

The European Free Alliance (EFA) Group in the European Parliament has welcomed Piernicola Pedicini as a new independent member. Piernicola Pedicini joined the Greens/EFA in December 2020 and has now been welcomed to the EFA component of the group. The European Free Alliance (EFA) draws togethe...
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Unity in diversity - EFA
Unity in diversity - EFA
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Listen to all Europe's languages to shape Europe's future

With the launch of a digital platform to allow citizens’ voices to be heard in the Conference on the Future of Europe, EFA MEPs have expressed regret that the platform is restricted solely to the EU’s 24 official languages.
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Catalonia Protest
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EFA reaction to waiving immunity of Catalan MEPs

"Ultimately, Catalonia’s future will be determined by the people of Catalonia" - Solé The EFA Group in the European Parliament has responded to the outcome of a vote in the European Parliament to lift the parliamentary immunity of three Catalan MEPs involved in Catalonia...
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Vote to declare EU LGBTIQ Freedom Zone

Members of the European Parliament will debate a resolution to declare the European Union an LGBTIQ Freedom Zone, initiated by Greens/EFA MEP Terry Reintke, as Co-Chair of the LGBTI Intergroup in the European Parliament. LGBTIQ persons experience discrimination on a daily basis in the European Union. The resolution will be voted on Wednes…