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e-fa News Round-Up June 2010

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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No longer lost in translation

New EU legislation to guarantee the right to translation in criminal proceedings in other member states are set to be approved by the European Parliament this week. The new rules were welcomed by Civil Liberties Committee Member Tatjana Zdanoka.But speaking in the debate in parliament, Ms Zdanoka sa...
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Spanish government must fulfil agreements for use of Catalan

* Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya MEP Oriol Junqueras has put forward a block of 17 parliamentary questions to the European Council, Commission, Parliament and Ombudsman regarding the Spanish Government's non-compliance in the use of Catalan at EU level;* Junqueras: 'Once again the Zapatero Govern...
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Reding urged to stand firm on language rights

New European Commissioner for Justice and Fundamental Rights Viviane Reding has been urged by MEPs to resist pressure from certain member states and continue providing information in non-official EU languages.The row erupted after it was revealed that Russian language factsheets concerning the resul...
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Language Diversity

The European Free Alliance organises a one-day conference on language diversity. In three panels, this conference will deal with the multilingualism policy in the European Institutions, the minority Languages in their Member States and the protection of linguistic diversity against oppressions.
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e-fa News Round-Up February 2010

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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The rights of minorities in China and the use of death penalty

Tabled by Heidi Hautala, Barbara Lochbihler, Eva Lichtenberger, Helga Trüpel, Daniel Cohn-Benditon behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, having regard to its previous resolutions on China and, in particular, to the one of 3 December 2007 on the EU-China Summit and the EU/China hum...
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Rights first

Human rights are not a subsidiary issue for the European Union. Within the Subcommittee on Human Rights (2004-2009), chaired by a Green MEP, Greens have stood for human rights without distinction and without exception and have proposed a number of practical ways of making the Union's human rights policy more effective.