EFA MEP Alyn Smith (Scotland) speaks out on LGBTi rights
EFA MEP Alyn Smith (Scottish National Party) has spoken out in the European Parliament, in Strasbourg over the alarming situation of LGBTi rights and the EU guidelines to protect and uphold them, particularly in the aftermath of the revelations of LGBTi “purges” in Chechnya, Russia.
Speaking in this morning's European Parliament debate on the Brexit negotiations with EU Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Scottish National Party MEP Alyn Smith said:
"I'd pick up on Guy Verhofstadt's point about how Eurosceptic...
MEP Jordi Solé (Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya) has called for the EU to support the establishment of a Syrian war crimes tribunal to ensure crimes against humanity committed during the conflict do not go unpunished.
The MEP – a member of the EFA Group in the Europea...
Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans has welcomed a vote in the European Parliament in favour of binding food waste reduction targets.
MEPs are calling for an EU waste reduction target of 30% by 2025 and 50% by 2030 compared to the 2014 baseline.
Plaid Cymru has previously called for large food retailer...
Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans and UDB (Breton Democratic Union), both members of the European Free Alliance (EFA) stand together to defend the rights of four Breton activists who had participated in the struggle against France's 'Labour Law'.
Many people in Brittany have fought this law,...
Ruling from the General Court of the European Union
The General Court of the European Union has annulled the European Commission's decision to refuse the registration of the Stop TTIP European citizens’ initiative. "We owe it to the over 3,000,000 citizens that signed this ECI to finally make the European Citizens' Initiative a fully functional tool of direct democracy in Europe", says Greens/EFA Vice-President Josep Maria Terricabras.
EFA Press release from SNP MEPs Ian Hudghton & Alyn Smith
The SNP Members of the European Parliament Ian Hudghton MEP and Alyn Smith MEP have today (Wednesday) voted, with heavy hearts, to approve a European Parliament negotiating mandate in response to the UK commencing the Article 50 process to leave the EU.
The mandate is not about the merits of Brex...
Following the triggering of Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union today, which begins the Brexit process, Josep-Maria Terricabras, President of the EFA Group in the European Parliament said that an inevitably difficult and complicated negotiation now lies ahead in order to try and reach an agreement.
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.
Elimination of "black spots" and creation of "white spots"
INTRODUCTION TO THE THEME (pdf presentation)SUMMARIZING BROCHURE - Improved Pesticides and Chemicals Management (hard copies will be distributed during the conference)TRAILER OF THE MOVIE ON THE ARAGÓN CASE (video)
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?
Terricabras was speaking in a debate in the European Parliament with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on his much awaited 'White paper on the future of Europe', which sets out five scenarios for the future course of the EU post-Brexit.
EFA MEPs Josep-Maria Terricabras and Jill Evans joined protestors outside the European Parliament in Strasbourg to show their opposition to the controversial CETA trade agreement between the EU and Canada.
Produïda pel Grup de l'Aliança Lliure Europea al Parlament Europeu durant la seva visita a Israel i Palestina el juny de 2015. Aquesta pel·lícula, subtitulada en català, mira les realitats de la vida diària sota l'ocupació i les perspectives per a la pau i per a una solució de dos estats. (Imatges: Susanne Sgrazzuti).