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Democracy in a Bad Constitution?

06.03.2012

The Technocratic and Populist Challenges in Hungary and beyond

How could it happen that the once model transformation country has turned into the bogeyman of Europe? Can such an apparent break in the democratic development also threaten other countries? These are questions that will be debated during the panel discussion


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Access to Books

EP asks Commission to stop blocking blind persons' right to read

The European Parliament today adopted by a large majority a resolution on access by visually impaired people to books. Visually impaired and other print-disabled persons suffer from a book famine. Over 95% of published books are not available in accessible formats that visually impaired and print-di...


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Tackling the problems facing sport at European level

More focus needed on social problems facing athletes

The European Parliament has adopted a wide ranging set of recommendations to deal with the major challenges facing sport at European level. Measures to tackle hooliganism and violent behaviour as well as match fixing and illegal betting were supported by MEPs.   Latvian MEP Tatjana Ždanoka is...


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Alfonsi elected co-president of minorities group in EP

The European Parliament Intergroup for Traditional Minorities, Languages and National Communities, which brings together MEPs from the Parliament's principal political groups, has undergone a change of leadership. Two new co-presidents have been elected: Csaba Tabajdi from the Socialist group, and F...


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EFA Group to welcome new MEP

Priorities for the second half of this legislature

When: 15:00 - Tuesday 17 January 2012Where: Press Briefing Room LOW N-1/201, European Parliament, StrasbourgWho: Ana Miranda (Bloque Nacionalista Galego) and Jill Evans MEP (Plaid Cymru, President, EFA Group) At the January plenary session, the EFA group in the European Parliament welcomes a new MEP...


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Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

EU governments wave through ACTA deal, ignoring major legal concerns

EU fisheries ministers gave the go-ahead for the Council Presidency to formally sign the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). The agreement can now be signed by the Council Presidency on behalf of the EU. The Greens strongly criticised the decision, highlighting persisting conce...


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e-fa: News Round-Up October 2011

news bulletin from the European Free Alliance Group in the European Parliament

October 2011 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 group...


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Creation and Copyright in the Digital Era

A Greens/EFA position paper

With the digital technologies and the Internet, the production, dissemination, access and use of cultural productions changed greatly during the past 20 years. We believe these transformations must be seized as opportunities to increase access to cultural productions for all while finding sustainable ways to improve the financing of creation and the status of those who are creating, creators and artists.


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Écoles européennes

Vers un enseignement européen accessible à tous ?

Le Parlement européen a adopté aujourd'hui un rapport d'initiative sur le système des écoles européennes. Ces écoles, créées en 1957, avaient à l'origine pour vocation de garantir aux enfants des agents des institutions européennes appelés à travailler à l'étranger, l'accès à une éd...


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Extension de la durée des droits d'auteur de 50 à 70 ans

vers l'accaparement du domaine public?

Ce lundi et malgré les objections de huit pays*, les ministres des affaires européennes de l'UE ont prolongé la protection des droits des interprètes et producteurs d'enregistrements musicaux de 20 ans dans l'Union européenne, la faisant passer de 50 à 70 ans après l'enregistre...


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Europe - Make it or Break it!

08.09.2011

The Green European Summer University

The second European Green Summer University offered a forum to all those who wanted to express their views about an open and sustainable Europe, a Europe united in solidarity, a Europe strong for its citizens, and responsible to the world.


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e-fa: News Round-Up June/July 2011

news bulletin from the European Free Alliance Group in the European Parliament

Key issues over the past few weeks included: EFA Visit to Catalonia CFP Reforms present new risks MEPs back clearer food labelling Roaming rip-offs must be tackled Common approach to road safety The first Macedonian - Greek Dictionary ever published in Greece Artists and Social Inclusion Changes to ...


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