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Reding urged to stand firm on language rights

Press release by Jill Evans MEP (Plaid Cymru) and Tatjana Zdanoka MEP (PCTVL)

New European Commissioner for Justice and Fundamental Rights Viviane Reding has been urged by MEPs to resist pressure from certain member states and continue providing information in non-official EU languages.The row erupted after it was revealed that Russian language factsheets concerning the resul...


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Europe must act to promote equal language rights

Press release by the European Free Alliance

EU institutions must fulfil obligations to all European languagesThe European Union is failing to protect the rights of millions of speakers of non-official EU languages, according to a group of MEPs who will hold a major conference at the European Parliament in Brussels on Thursday. They say t...


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Blogging for Democracy

04.03.2010

Cuba, the European Union and the influence of Web 2.0

We need open debate about the situation in Cuba and the Blogger Movement as a possibility to raise one's voice regardless of the media censorship in Cuba. The conference - featuring the most influential figures in the Cuban alternative blogsphere - also challenges how EU policy on Cuba is seen on the island and what future role the EU should play.


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Language Diversity

04.03.2010

A Challenge for Europe

The European Free Alliance organises a one-day conference on language diversity. In three panels, this conference will deal with the multilingualism policy in the European Institutions, the minority Languages in their Member States and the protection of linguistic diversity against oppressions.


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e-fa News Round-Up February 2010

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 joint European parliamentary group with the Greens, making up the fourth largest group in parliament.E...


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MEPs oppose closure of Basque newspaper

Press release by EFA MEPs Oriol Junqueras and François Alfonsi

Twenty two MEPs from four parliamentary groups have given their support to a declaration which calls for the provisional closure of Basque language newspaper Egunkaria to be lifted. The declaration also calls for the acquittal of those accused and for them to be compensated.It will be seven years on...


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Child safety on social networking sites

Press release by SNP MEP Ian Hudghton

MEP welcomes EU initiative to better protect children who use the internetSNP President Ian Hudghton MEP has welcomed moves by the European Commission to make social networking sites safer for children who use them. Mr Hudghton commented following the publication of a new EU study which reveale...


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e-fa News Round-Up January 2010

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 joint European parliamentary group with the Greens, making up the fourth largest group in parliament.E...


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Fascist symbols row at European Parliament

Press release by ERC MEP Oriol Junqueras

Catalan MEP Oriol Junqueras has written to the European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek calling for Francoist symbols to be removed from the European Parliament building in Brussels.The row follows an exhibition in the European Parliament of a copy of the Spanish Constitution adorned with Francoist...


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Toy safety

EU must improve toy safety legislation

A year after the Greens/EFA Group voted against rushed-through toy safety legislation, a German study has concluded that the rules are inadequate. The Greens are calling for better protection against toxic substances and independent safety checks on toys for children.


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Backing for Catalan 'people power'

EFA press release

MEPs from Corsica, Flanders and Wales will be in Catalonia this weekend to act as observers for the series of local referendums taking place on Catalan independence.A grassroots initiative has used existing powers to organise a series of local referendums at town and municipal level in order to give...


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