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UK's EU membership - Alyn Smith and Jill Evans

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Celtic United Front on UK EU Referendum

EFA Press release from Alyn Smith (SNP) & Jill Evans (Plaid Cymru)

MEPs Alyn Smith, Martina Anderson and Jill Evans representing the SNP, Sinn Fein and Plaid Cymru have today (Wednesday) intervened in a European Parliament debate on the EU proposals which may form a basis for agreement to be presented by the UK Prime Minster in a referendum on EU membership. All ag...


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Basque prisoners and human rights

A cross-party group of MEPs is to visit the Basque Country in February to consider the situation of Basque prisoners. EFA MEPs Josep-Maria Terricabras (Catalonia) and Tatjana Zdanoka (Latvia) will participate in the delegation which follows a visit to the European Parliament in March 2015 by represe...


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Hearing: Deportation of Hungarians of Czechoslovakia in 1946/47

27.01.2016

Hosted by MEPs Josep-Maria Terricabras & Tamás Meszerics

MEPs Josep-Maria Terricabras and Tamás Meszerics (Greens/EFA) will host a public hearing in the European Parliament to consider the issue of the forced deportation of the Hungarians of Czechoslovakia for forced labour in 1946/47. Speakers: Josep-Maria Terricabras MEP (President of the EFA Group i...


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Hearing: Ruslan Kotsaba – Ukrainian prisoner of conscience

26.01.2016

Organised by EFA MEP Tatjana Ždanoka

A hearing to consider the case of imprisoned Ukrainian journalist and blogger Ruslan Kotsaba will take place in the European Parliament on Tuesday 26 January from 14:00 to 15:30 in room ASP 5E1, organised by Latvian MEP Tatjana Ždanoka. The Ukrainian journalist, blogger and Maidan activist Ruslan K...


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Regional clusters can help drive growth

EFA MEPs met Mikel Irujo, Delegate of the Government of Navarra in Brussels, to discuss sub-state government networks in the European Union. They looked at new initiatives backed by the European Commission which focus on the approach of clustering regions. EFA MEPs with Mikel Irujo (centre) Mr Iruj...


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"Lies and Double Standards" on Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

EFA MEP Tatjana Ždanoka from Latvia has criticised the 'lies and double standards' applied to the EU's relations with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Ms Ždanoka was speaking during a debate at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on the progress of the three countries towards the EU, following the...


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Situation in Poland

Silesia and the situation in Poland

As MEPs hold a debate on the situation in Poland with Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, MEPs from the EFA Group have highlighted concerns with Poland's treatment of its Silesian minority. The debate focusses on the state of the rule of law in Poland, following the election of the right wing...


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Situation in Poland - the Silesian minority

Press release from EFA MEP Josep-Maria Terricabras (Catalonia)

President of the EFA Group in the European Parliament, Josep-Maria Terricabras, intervened in a debate about the situation in Poland to raise the issue of the country's Silesian minority and the denial of minority rights. The debate was held at the European Parliament in Strasbourg in the pre...


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Situation in Poland - minority rights & Silesia

Plenary speech by Josep Maria Terricabras


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Catalonia's journey to independence

EFA MEPs joined colleagues from the European Free Alliance political party to celebrate the formation of a pro-independence government in Catalonia. The Catalan parliament met on Sunday to elect a new head of government, just hours before the deadline for doing so. This follows elections in Cataloni...


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Making the positive case for EU membership

Press release from EFA MEP Jill Evans (Plaid Cymru)

Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans has told the European Parliament in Strasbourg that 'Wales has a great deal to contribute to making the EU more effective - improving Europe for all its people'. Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans (EFA) The MEP was speaking in a key debate with European Commission Pr...


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