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e-fa Strasbourg Round-Up November 2009

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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EU should use Lisbon Treaty to support language rights

Press release from PCTVL MEP Tatjana Zdanoka

Latvian MEP and Member of the European Parliament's Civil Liberties Committee Tatjana Zdanoka has called on the European Commission to use changes under the Lisbon Treaty in order to protect the rights of linguistic minorities. The MEP suggested that the Commission should 'name and shame' EU me...


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Greens/EFA round-up 19-22 October 2009

Debriefing of the plenary session in Strasbourg

Priorities for the Greens included the Council and Commission statements on climate change and developing countries as well as the vote on resolution on freedom of information in Europe and in Italy and on Guinea. The draft EU budget 2010 and the decision on the 2009 Sakharov Prize laureate were also plenary highlights.


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e-fa Strasbourg Round-Up October 2009

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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Videocracy

20.10.2009

Presentation and film projection

In Italy one man only has kept the domination of the image over three entire decades. As a TV-magnate and then as Presidente, Silvio Berlusconi has created a perfect system of TV-entertainment and politics. The film by Erik Gandini unveils this remarkable Italian story


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Strasbourg Flash October 2009

Greens/EFA priorities for 19-22 October 2009

Priorities for the Greens include the Council and Commission statements on climate change and developing countries as well as on the preparation of EU summit 29-30 October. The vote on resolution on freedom of information in Europe and in Italy is also an highlight. Greens/EFA also organise a debate on Guinea and a film screening about Silvio Berlusconi's media empire 'Videocracy'.


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Freedom of information in Italy

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Greens/EFA consider that the freedom to receive and communicate information without interference of the state authorities is a fundamental principle on which the European Union has been founded and an essential element of democracy as well as pluralism of information media. It is urgent for the EU to define key minimum standards in order to invite Member States to safeguard and promote freedom of information as well as pluralism.


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Welsh wins its place at the European Commission

Press release by Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans

Plaid MEP Jill Evans has welcomed the news that Welsh speakers will be able to correspond with the European Commission in the Welsh language, starting from this week.This follows a long campaign by Ms Evans to improve the status of the Welsh language at European level.The move will be made official ...


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