EFA MEP Jordi Solé asks Ireland's PM about the situation 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...
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.
The European Parliament this week held a debate with the participation of the European Commission on proposals for an EU wide ban on Nazi and fascist symbols and slogans.
EFA MEP Jordi Solé took part in the debate and spoke of the current situation in the Spanish state.
Speaking in the ...
EFA MEPs comment on Brexit debate in European Parliament
The European Parliament has approved a resolution recommending that the Brexit negotiations move to phase two.
MEPs emphasised that the UK government must respect the commitments already given in order for progress to be made in the next phase, and that outstanding issues will need to be resolved...
EFA perspective on EU rules for cross-border online TV
There are an estimated 40 to 50 million speakers of regional and minority languages in the European Union.
Each and every one is a vital part of the diverse tapestry that makes Europe what it is today.
Yet, despite important progress over recent years in terms of rights and recognition, many c...
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...
Press release from EFA MEP J-M Terricabras (Catalonia)
The European Commission has been accused of 'unequal treatment' in respect of Catalonia during a debate today in the European Parliament on the rule of law in Malta.
Today's debate was in response to the recent brutal murder of a Maltese journalist.
However the EU institutions are ...
Statement from EFA MEPs J-M Terricabras & Jordi Solé (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...
Commenting on today's declaration of Catalan independence, Josep-Maria Terricabras MEP, President of the European Free Alliance Group in the European Parliament, said:
"Today marks an exciting new chapter in European history as Catalonia declares its independence. And following our perma...
Commmenting on the debate in the European Parliament on the situation in Catalonia following the police violence at last Sunday's independence referendum, EFA MEP Jordi Solé (Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya) said:
"The debate and the response of Mr Timmerman's to the situati...
Politics on European Rememberance - organised by EFA & GUE/NGL MEPs
This event, organised by MEPs from the EFA and GUE/NGL, is in the context of remembering the ongoing suffering and injustice caused by the dictatorship in Spain. It comes 42 years after the death of Franco when many continue to seek justice, truth and redress.
Political and social movements of stateless nations face a double communication challenge in order to spread their vision and aims to society. The aim of this conference is to analyse the reality of both media and the communication agenda in several European stateless nations from different angles.
MEPs have been discussing a request to review how the European parliament funds European political parties. The main concern is to avoid a misuse of public money and to ensure that European political parties respect European values.
Scotland faces the prospect of being removed from our family of nations against our clearly expressed democratic will. It's not fair, and if the EU is not a community of justice and law and democracy then what are we for?