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Smart specialisation – a smarter approach to EU structural funding

The concept of smart specialisation will play a key role in ensuring the success of EU structural funding in future, according to a seminar organised in the European Parliament by Catalan MEP Ernest Maragall. Whilst the idea of 'smart specialisation' is nothing new, it is significant that for the ...


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Commission work programme 2015

Plenary speech by Jill Evans


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Delays in the start-up of cohesion policy for 2014-2020

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

The European Parliament, –       having regard to Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 laying down common provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund, the Cohesion Fund, ...


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Catalan Referendum

The Catalan Referendum

14.10.2014

Legal and Democratic

Speakers: MEP Ramon Tremosa MEP Josep Maria Terricabras MEP Ernest Maragall Panel 1: Civil Society Muriel Casals (Òmnium) Carme Forcadell (ANC) Josep Maria Vila d’Abadal (AMI) Panel 2: Academia Gerard Padró (Col.lectiu Wilson -LSE) Dolors Feliu (Col.lectiu Praga) J.M. Reniu (CATN)...


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Catalans' right to vote highlighted in Brussels

Press release from the EFA Group in the European Parliament

Catalonia's democratic right to decide on its own constitutional future was highlighted today at an event in the European Parliament in Brussels. Politicians from across the political spectrum and representatives of Catalan civil society came together to press the case for Catalan self-determination...


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Commissioner Hearings 2014 – Multilingualism sidelined

Jill Evans

As MEPs consider the make-up of the new EU Commission, EFA MEP Jill Evans (Wales) talks about the importance of multilingualism and linguistic diversity in Europe. Promoting multilingualism is a priority for the European Free Alliance Group which has already won greater status at EU level for langua...


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