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EFA Group elects new President

Press release from the EFA Group in the European Parliament

The European Free Alliance (EFA) Group in the European Parliament has elected Josep Maria Terricabras of Catalunya as its new President. The EFA Group is made up of MEPs from stateless nations, regions and minorities. The EFA Group in the European Parliament works for self-determination for nations ...


GMO-free EU under threat

Misleading proposal from Greek Presidency agreed in Coreper

Permanent representatives of Member States agreed today on a misleading proposal from the Greek Presidency that pretends to give Member States more freedom to ban GMOs on their territory. With a very weak premise and legal grounds, the proposal may in fact be instrumental  allowing numerous ...

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Commission presidency

EU governments must make decision based on outcome of European elections

Following the meeting of the European Parliament’s Conference of Presidents of the political groups and ahead of tonight’s meeting of heads of state and government on the election of the European Commission president, Greens/EFA president Rebecca Harms stated: “Presidents of the main political...

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European election results

Greens remain force to be reckoned with in EU politics

Commenting on the initial published results of the European Parliament elections, Greens/EFA president Rebecca Harms said: "The Greens remain a force to be reckoned with in EU politics based on the results of the European elections. While the composition of EP political groups will only be f...

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European election outcome - a Green perspective


Live press conference 26 May 12:30

The press conference will give an assessment of the outcome of the European elections. It will also address the coming legislative term in the European Parliament, the outlook for a Green political group and the implications of the election for the presidency of the European Commission.



Results on European level and per country

You can follow online the European election night with the Greens. Video connections, press statements, projections of the composition of the new Parliament and election results will be available throughout the night

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European election night

Election night with the European Greens and the Greens/EFA group

When: 25 May from 19.00 Where: European Parliament hemicycle, passerelle (passageway between the PHS and ASP buildings, 3rd floor) and room 4B001 (PHS building) With: Greens/EFA MEPs - Ska Keller, co-leading candidate of the European Green Party, Bas Eickhout, vice-president of the Greens/EFA group,...

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European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

Food industry lobbyists proposed for EFSA Management Board

Representatives of the EU Member States today decided to nominate food industry lobbyists to the Management Board of EFSA, the EU’s Food Safety Authority.  Commenting on these nominations, José Bové, Greens/EFA MEP and Vice-Chair of the agriculture committee, stated:  “This decisio...

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Financial transaction tax

Council buries FTT

Commenting on the agreement between 10 EU governments on the introduction of a financial transaction tax (FTT) through the enhanced cooperation procedure (1), Green economic and finance spokesperson Philippe Lamberts, said:  “By announcing the gradual introduction of a financial transaction ...

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Greens welcome launch of new website fostering lobbying transparency

Lobbycloud, a new website aimed at enhancing transparency of lobbying activities in the European Parliament, was presented today at the re:publica 14 internet conference in Berlin by its developer OpenDataCity. This new tool will allow users to email lobbying documents for publication or upload th...

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What drives Greens to change Europe

Find out about our work

Visit our website and see the difference that Greens are making in the European Parliament for a fair and sustainable future

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e-fa: News Round Up

News Bulletin from the European Free Alliance Group in the European Parliament

March/April 2014 Round-Up 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 g...