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New EFA Group of MEPs gets to work

Press release from the EFA Group in the European Parliament

The new EFA (European Free Alliance) Group of MEPs has met in Strasbourg for the first time at the start of the new legislative term of the European Parliament. The European Free Alliance (EFA) Group in the European Parliament currently includes representatives from Scotland, Catalonia, Wales, Valen...


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EU summit

Europe must move on from Juncker controversy and ensure a strong EU leadership team

Commenting on the outcome of today's summit of EU heads of state and government, Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Philippe Lamberts stated: "At last, the EU can move on from the controversy over Jean-Claude Juncker. It is certainly welcome to have a pro-European candidate, who is comm...


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Democracy is about choices

vote for Ulrike Lunacek


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Press conference

26.06.2014

Ulrike Lunacek on her candidacy for the European Parliament presidency

The Greens/EFA group has nominated Austrian MEP Ulrike Lunacek as candidate for the post of European Parliament president. At this press conference, Ulrike Lunacek will outline her candidacy and her reasons for contesting the EP presidency. In particular, she will highlight the need to ensure a real contest for the post and to prevent the European Parliament being merely used as a rubber-stamp for a backroom deal on the top posts in the EU institutions by EU governments.


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EP Presidency

Democracy is about choices

  We need a real choice for the European Parliament's presidency. The President for the coming two and half years of the European Parliament's legislative term should be chosen by MEPs in an open and transparent process. The European Parliament must not simply be presented with a dea...


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EU summit

EU leaders must respect European elections and ensure gender equality for top EU jobs

EU heads of state and government are set to decide on who they will nominate as candidate for president of the European Commission at their summit this week (26-27 June). The summit is also expected to include discussion of the other top posts in the EU institutions. Setting out the Green position a...


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European Parliament presidency

Greens/EFA group nominates Ulrike Lunacek as candidate for EP Presidency

The Greens/EFA group today unanimously nominated Austrian Green MEP Ulrike Lunacek as candidate for the presidency of the European Parliament*. Speaking after the vote, Ulrike Lunacek said: “My decision to run as a candidate for the post of European Parliament president has been prompted by the sh...


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European Parliament

Greens/EFA alliance reconfirmed, as group expands to new member states

The alliance between the European Greens and the European Free Alliance was today formally reconfirmed for the coming legislative term (2014-19). The bureau of the new Greens/EFA group (co-presidents, vice-presidents, treasurer and secretaries-general) was also finalised. In addition to Greens and E...


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Terricabras confirmed as Greens/EFA Vice President

Press release from the EFA Group in the European Parliament

Newly elected Catalan MEP Josep Maria Terricabras has been confirmed as First Vice President of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament. Terricabras was elected last week as President of the European Free Alliance (EFA) Group. Today in Brussels, MEPs reconfirmed the Greens/EFA group in the p...


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European Parliament

Greens/EFA group elects new co-presidents

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament today elected Rebecca Harms and Philippe Lamberts as its co-presidents for the first half of the legislative term (2014-17). Rebecca Harms (Germany) was co-president of the Greens/EFA group in the previous legislative term (2009-14). Philippe Lamberts ...


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Northern mini-summit

Cameron and Merkel unite to push a one-sided political agenda

Commenting on the outcome today of the meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in Sweden, Rebecca Harms, President of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, stated:...


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Up-to-date list of the MEPs for the new legislative period

Here you can find the list and names of MEPs of our group who will enter into office in July


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