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MEPs welcome ETA disarmament announcement

A number of MEPs who have been supporting moves at EU level to peacefully resolve the conflict in the Basque Country have welcomed today's announcement concerning an independently verified disarmament process. The independent International Verification Commission confirmed in Bilbao that ETA had 's...
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Minority rights

The European Parliament today voted in favour of a report calling for an EU roadmap against homophobia and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Commenting after the vote, EP rapporteur/draftsperson and Green civil liberties and LGBT spokesperson Ulrike Lunacek stated: &quo...
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e-fa: news round-up

January 2014 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...
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Strasbourg Flash

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include tackling homophobia, enforcing EU law, smart grids, clamping down on insider trading, winding up failing banks, trade dumping, EU climate and energy policy to 2030, air passenger rights and compensation, basic rights for seasonal workers, Ukrainian crisis and the EU's role, refugee …
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LGBT Rights: Europe, let's move on!

For the first time in January 2011, the European Parliament called on the Commission to issue an EU Roadmap with concrete measures against homophobia and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation. While such coordinated policy documents already exist for other groups (eg. EU Framework for national Roma integration strategies or the …
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Brussels Agenda

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include Europe's banking sector, F-gases' climate damage, emissions trading, pollution from shipping, airline emissions, data protection and Europol. Greens/EFA events will deal with human trafficking and smuggling, seed diversity, food security and the role of industry, greening regional policy, LGBT ri…
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Basque Political Prisoners - latest developments

Last Tuesday when we decided to call this press conference in order to give our opinion on the document released by the Basque Political Prisoners Collective last December, 28th, we were aware of the demonstration that had been called for last Saturday in support of Basque prisoners. However, we did...
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Minority rights

The European Parliament's civil liberties committee today voted with a large majority in favour of a report calling for an EU roadmap against homophobia and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Commenting after the vote, EP rapporteur/draftsperson and Green civil liberties...
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Ulrike Lunacek on the rejection of the SRHR report in the EP

The so-called Estrela report on "Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)" was rejected today due to intensive lobbying by conservative MEPs and NGOs. In this video Ulrike Lunacek MEP expresses her disappointment and explains why it should have been adopted.
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The right to decide

 CONFERENCE DOCUMENTATION Watch the recorded video stream Simultaneous interpretation will be provided English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Catalan and Galician DRAFT PROGRAMME 9:00-9:30Registration 9:30-11:00Welcome speech: Jill Evans MEP, EFA Group President Part 1: A recognised right &nbs...