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A different vision for Europe

Green priorities for the Hungarian EU presidency

At the outset of the Hungarian presidency of the European Union, the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament together with their Green partner in Hungary, LMP (Lehet Más a Politika -Politics can be different) present their contribution on the Priorities of the Hungarian Presidency.

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Labour Migration as a challenge for Europe


the Greens/EFA approach

This conference will gather politicians and stakeholders from across Europe to discuss the challenge of labour migration. It will address the legal aspects and migrants' rights, as well as social cohesion.


Migrant workers rights

Greens/EFA urge EU to ratify the UN migrant workers convention

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e-fa News Round-Up November 2010

News bulletin from the European Free Alliance Group

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 in the European parli...


Jill Evans MEP welcomes vote on fully paid maternity and paternity leave

EFA press release

Plaid President, Jill Evans MEP, welcomed today's vote in the European Parliament on the health and safety of pregnant workers. MEPs voted for a minimum of 20 weeks maternity leave on full pay for women and two weeks paternity leave on full pay for men.Following the vote, Jill Evans MEP said:"B...


SNP comment on EU maternity package

An EFA press release by MEPs Ian Hudghton and Alyn Smith (SNP)

SNP MEPs Alyn Smith and Ian Hudghton have today (Wednesday) abstained on proposals to extend EU maternity rights on the grounds that the EU should not play a role in setting domestic social policy, however well intentioned. The controversial package was opposed by the UK government, business and loc...


Budget reform and cohesion funds

Greens call for a paradigm shift in cohesion policy

The European Parliament today adopted two resolutions regarding the reform of cohesion policy beyond 2014. With this vote, the Parliament today presented its first input to the debate on the future architecture of the multiannual programmes, just before the publication of the fifth cohesion report b...

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"No to austerity - Priority on jobs and growth"

Greens/EFA took to the streets

The Greens joined with workers from across Europe - as part of the wider European Day of Action - to protest against the austerity measures recently adopted by many European countries and calling for investment in employment creation


Austerity demonstration

Green MEPs take to the streets to protest austerity measures

Green MEPs will take part in the Euro-demonstration against austerity measures in Brussels today, as part of the wider European Day of Action (1). The Greens will join with workers from across Europe to protest against the austerity measures recently adopted by many European countries and calling fo...