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MEPs set to investigate language diversity

The European Parliament is set to examine in detail the issue of language diversity and protecting endangered languages in Europe, for the first time in a number of years. There has been no major, in-depth international study into endangered languages since the 1990s. Leading the work is the Europea...


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 14-17 January 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary included tackling youth unemployment in Europe, biopiracy and indigenous genetic resources, regulating credit rating agencies, corruption and misuse of EU funds, the controversial economic agreement with southern Africa and working conditions in Asia and EU retailers


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Co-Presidents' session briefing

15.01.2013

Live stream 15th January 2013 | 11:20-11:40

Press briefing with Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms on the key issues of the plenary session for the Greens/EFA group


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Youth guarantee

Emilie Turunen


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Call for a progressive agenda on creation and innovation

Second phase of consultation

Send us your input and contribute to the building of a progressive agenda! After the rejection of ACTA, Greens/EFA want to protect the users of the Internet and their fundamental rights, but also have the ambition to tackle issues related to the way society is organized. Creation and innovation depend on how knowledge and information are managed, while they can considerably benefit from the Internet and the new technologies. Their blooming can also play a key role in making society a better place!


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Amygdaleza "The five star Detention Centre"

Green MEPs visit detention centre in Attica, Greece

In November this year, Greens/EFA MEPs visited the Amygdaleza detention center in Attica, Greece. The Amygdaleza detention centre is one of the best in Greece. However, the substandard conditions are unacceptable for an EU member state


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European semester

EP highlights concerns with one-sided approach to economic governance

The EU Parliament today adopted a report on the European semester, as part of the EP's consultative role in the new European system of economic governance. Commenting on the outcome, Green MEP Marije Cornelissen, who was draftsperson/rapporteur for the EP employment committee on the report, said: &...


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Sakharov Prize 2012

Greens/EFA support two Iranian candidates - a film maker and a Human Rights advocate

The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought was set up in 1988 and is awarded each year by the European Parliament. The prize is awarded for a particular achievement in one of the following fields: defence of human rights and fundamental freedoms, particularly the right to free expression;safegua...


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Russia and the rule of law

Shocking Pussy Riot sentence the tip of the iceberg

Green MEP Werner Schulz spoke out this evening in the European Parliament against the political use of justice in Russia and a series of laws adopted by an illegitimate Duma that allow such abuses. Shocking as it is, the recent sentencing of three members of the Punk band "Pussy Riot" to t...


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Support for languages in education

EFA Press Release from MEPs François Alfonsi and Ana Miranda

MEPs François Alfonsi and Ana Miranda have welcomed a report adopted today by the European Parliament which emphasises the importance of multilingualism in education in Europe. The report on Education, Training and Europe 2020 sets out priority areas for co-operation in education and training acros...


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Call for a progressive agenda on creation and innovation

Send us your input

This year has seen many important victories over the perpetual increasing of "intellectual property"rights and their enforcement. We do not allege to have a one-stop solution. That is why we are launching this call. We are looking for concrete proposals.


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ACTA Diary

R.I.P.

July 4th, 2012 - 13:00 - ACTA is defeated. This vote represents a victory for the citizens who mobilised and forced their MEPs to listen. Green MEPs celebrated this by holding up posters in the Hemicycle saying "Hello Democracy, Goodbye ACTA".


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