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The reform of European electoral law

Josep Maria Terricabras, Jill Evans, Jordi Sebastià


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The reform of EU Electoral Law

Conference organised by EFA MEPs

Josep-Maria Terricabras, President of the EFA Group in the European Parliament has welcomed the debate taking place on reform of the European electoral law. The European Parliament is due to consider proposals in the coming months to harmonise electoral law for the European elections across the 28 ...


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The Reform of European Electoral Law

02.07.2015

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REGISTRATION CLOSED  Interpretation: English, French, Spanish, Catalan, Welsh Co-hosted by Josep-Maria Terricabras MEP, Jill Evans MEP and Jordi Sebastià MEP The forthcoming reform of European Electoral Law brings us an opportunity to strengthen the democratic legitimacy of the EU. However,...


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Empowering the regional dimension and minority rights in the new Member States

Empowering the regional dimension and minority rights in the new member states was the focus of a conference organised at the European Parliament this week by the European Free Alliance Group. The event heard from speakers from a variety of political groups and backgrounds about the diverse experien...


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Empowering the regional dimension and minority rights in the new member states

01.07.2015

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REGISTRATION CLOSED CONFERENCE PROGRAMME 15:00 Opening addressJM Terricabras, EFA Group President 15:10-16:30 I. Regionalisation and territorial autonomyChair: Tamás Meszerics, MEP Speakers: Istria (Croatia) - Mr Ivan Jakovcic, MEPSilesia (Poland) - Mr Jerzy Gorzelik, regional councillorTransylva...


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Freedom flotilla - call to release Gaza blockade activists

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

President of the EFA Group in the European Parliament Josep-Maria Terricabras has paid tribute to those involved in the 'Freedom Flotilla' and called for a peaceful end to the blockade of Gaza. Israeli armed forces intercepted the ship 'Marianne' early this morning and it is now being escorted to th...


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Still time to strike win-win deal with Greece

Press release from EFA MEP Ernest Maragall (Catalonia)

MEP Ernest Maragall, a member of the European Parliament's Budgets Committee, has said that a 'win-win' solution is still possible that will allow Greece to remain in the Euro, if both the EU and Greek government are willing to recognise that there is still time and space for a real dialogue. "...


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Juncker investment plan is a missed opportunity

Press release from EFA MEP Ernest Maragall (Catalonia)

EFA MEP Ernest Maragall - a member of the European Parliament's Industry, Research and Energy Committee - has voted against the European Commission proposal for a European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI), which he says is insufficient to bring about fair and sustainable growth in...


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Gaza Freedom Flotilla - End the blockade

Several MEPs from the European Parliament's EFA Group have shown their support for lifting the blockade of Gaza to allow much needed humanitarian supplies to reach the local population. Former EFA MEP Ana Miranda is among those taking part in the 'Freedom Flotilla' of boats currently at sea which ho...


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UK Nuclear Subsidy in the EU dock

Press release from EFA MEP Alyn Smith (SNP)

Scottish Member of the European Parliament Alyn Smith and SNP Westminster Energy Spokesperson Callum McCaig MP have today (Wednesday) welcomed the announcement from the Austrian government that it will formally challenge the UK proposed subsidy regime for a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point...


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Comment on launch of far-right group in European Parliament

Press release from SNP MEPs Ian Hudghton and Alyn Smith (EFA)

Commenting on today’s (Tuesday) launch of a new far right political group in the European Parliament, SNP President Ian Hudghton MEP and Alyn Smith MEP have called on former UKIP MEP Janice Atkinson to resign her seat in the Parliament. Ian Hudghton MEP said: "It’s perhaps not surprising th...


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Political meddling prevents EU debate on TTIP

Press release from EFA MEP Jill Evans (Plaid Cymru)

A narrow majority of the European Parliament (1) this morning voted to postpone a debate on the EU-US TTIP trade negotiations*, following an initiative by centre-right political groups. The decision followed an announcement last night by the European Parliament president that he was postponing today...


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