Youth

Artists and social inclusion

28.06.2011

A Greens/EFA conference - Watch Live Stream NOW

Throughout Europe many artists have built up in the last twenty years a knowledge of activity and a praxis of their arts in a close dialogue with their audiences at school, in prisons, on the street, in suburbs, but also in milieus where communication has been distorted. Where sense of belonging disappeared, in a village, a region, a city quartier, they can establish new models of connectivity and raise curiosity and interest of intercultural groups to get together again.


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The future of copyright in the digital era

01.06.2011

A Greens/EFA hearing

The digital era and digital technologies have raised new questions for copyright and intellectual property. How can these tools, which are aimed at stimulating and rewarding innovation, be adapted in a transformed environment? This hearing will address this and other questions. (


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No Sustainable Resources without new own resources

Greens/EFA position paper

The EU is facing a major economic and social crisis, together with the food, energy and climate crises, which are multiple manifestations of the limits of our model of development and the mechanisms that support it. The current debt crisis has led Member States to curb public spending and propose au...


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5th European Meeting of Green Local Councillors

27.05.2011

This year Berlin will be the scene of a fresh initiative towards strengthening the work of Green local level representatives across Europe. We will discuss how to further develop democratic participation of citizens, how to better...


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Hungary

New constitution a step backwards for pluralism and democracy

The Hungarian parliament today adopted a new constitution in spite of widespread concerns about democratic restrictions it would introduce. Commenting after the adoption, Greens/EFA co-president Dany Cohn-Bendit said: "Rather than being a 21st Century constitution, this constitution is a throw...


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The European Citizens’ Initiative

How does it work

The European Citizens’ Initiative is now put into practice. The European Parliament and the Council approved the rules for the world’s first transnational participatory instrument. EU citizens can use it from 2012 onwards for directly getting involved in EU politics.


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Hungarian democracy in danger ?

01.03.2011

An open debate with Agnes Heller

In the context of Hungary's much-criticised media law and under the Hungarian EU Presidency, the Greens/EFA in the European Parliament organise a debate with Hungarian author, philosopher and former dissident Agnes Heller


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Media law in hungary

Judith Sargentini


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Media law in Hungary

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The European Parliament, –   having regard to Articles 2, 6 and 7 of the Treaty on European Union, Articles 49, 56, 114, 167 and 258 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, Article 11 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and Article 10 of the E...


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e-fa News Round-Up January 2011

News bulletin from the European Free Alliance Group

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 in the European parl...


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Hungarian media law

Dany Cohn-Bendit


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Hungarian media law

No more double standards; swift action needed to ensure media freedom prevails in Hungary

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban today faced criticism from MEPs during a European Parliament debate over the controversial media law passed in Hungary last month. The Greens have led criticism of the law, which would restrict media pluralism, in conflict with EU law, and is part of wider d...


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