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70549 language diversity
Publication |

Envisaged reform of publicly funded education in minority languages in Latvia

The Greens/EFA group co-presidents have written to Latvian Permanent Representative, calling on Latvia to ensure that the envisaged reform will not breach the Union values.
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©igor-ovsyannykov
Barcelona
Video |

Irish PM calls for dialogue in Catalonia

In response to a question from Catalan MEP Jordi Solé (EFA) during a debate on the Future of Europe, Irish Taoiseach Varadkar called for dialogue between the Spanish and Catalan governments.
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News |

Irish PM calls for dialogue in Catalonia

Ireland's Prime Minister has called for dialogue between the Spanish government and Catalonia following recent elections which saw a pro-independence majority elected. The Taoiseach was in Strasbourg to deliver a keynote speech on the future of Europe to the European Parliament and hold a deb...
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European Union
Tatjana Zdanoka
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Tatjana Ždanoka to stand down as MEP

Latvian and EFA MEP Tatjana Ždanoka has announced that she intends to stand down as a Member of the European Parliament from March 2018. Ms Ždanoka will then focus on her party's campaign for the Latvian national elections to the Saeima due to be held in October this year. Tatjana Ždano...
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Press release |

MEP delegation to visit Catalan political prisoners

A delegation of seventeen MEPs from different political groups is set to travel to Madrid in the coming weeks to visit the prisons where Catalan political prisoners are being held following the recent referendum and declaration of independence in the Catalan Parliament. Eight members of the legit...
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Press release |

Concerns over situation in Catalonia

The European Parliament has this week heard concerns about the situation in Catalonia following the independence referendum held on 1 October. The Spanish authorities are preparing to suspend the democratically elected Catalan government and impose direct rule from Madrid. Two civil society leade...
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Press release |

EU must defend freedom of expression in Spain

Catalan MEP Josep-Maria Terricabras has called upon the European Commission to defend the right to freedom of expression in Spain and to mediate with the Spanish Government in respect of Catalonia's forthcoming referendum on independence. He addressed his remarks directly to European Commissi...
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Event |

ImagiNation - 100 years of visual political communication on self-determination

This exhibition invites your ImagiNation to promenade through 100 years of visual political communication on self-determination. The exhibition is at the European Parliament from 28 August (evening) until 1 September.   EFA - ImagiNation poster exhibition It provides an opportunity ...
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News |

You don't need to be a Catalan independentist to support the referendum on self-determination

It was summer 2010 when many Catalans came to the conclusion that their country no longer belonged in the Spanish state. The Spanish Constitutional Court, after a four year long procedure, was expected to finally issue its ruling on Catalonia's statute of autonomy. This new Catalan home-rule ...
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News |

Europe's Languages Charter – 25 years later

To mark the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the European Charter of Regional and Minority Languages by the Council of Europe, diverse MEPs intervened in the European Parliament's Strasbourg Plenary session in their own native languages. The MEPs included President of the EFA Group in the ...