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Basque Friendship Group re-established

Press release from the EFA Group in the European Parliament

The European Parliament's Basque Friendship Group has been re-established for this next term of the European Parliament. It is made up of 14 MEPs from 5 different political groups and includes EFA MEPs Jill Evans, Ian Hudghton and Tatjana Ždanoka who were founder members. The group was established ...


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Spanish renewables

Spanish Veto on Renewables

15.10.2014

an unsustainable and anti-European decision

Join us for an event at the Parliament on the negative impact of the new Spanish legislation on solar energy. In recent years, Spain was being a leading country in solar energy. Not only renewables were progressively growing inside the global electrical "share" of our country, but a true ...


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Spain missing out on renewable energy potential

Press Release from EFA MEP Jordi Sebastià

The Spanish government's effective veto on renewable energy has been condemned at an event in Brussels organised by Valencian MEP Jordi Sebastià. A controversial subsidy system for renewable energy exists in Spain. Around one third of Spain's energy is currently produced from renewable sources and ...


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Catalan Referendum

The Catalan Referendum

14.10.2014

Legal and Democratic

Speakers: MEP Ramon Tremosa MEP Josep Maria Terricabras MEP Ernest Maragall Panel 1: Civil Society Muriel Casals (Òmnium) Carme Forcadell (ANC) Josep Maria Vila d’Abadal (AMI) Panel 2: Academia Gerard Padró (Col.lectiu Wilson -LSE) Dolors Feliu (Col.lectiu Praga) J.M. Reniu (CATN)...


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Catalans' right to vote highlighted in Brussels

Press release from the EFA Group in the European Parliament

Catalonia's democratic right to decide on its own constitutional future was highlighted today at an event in the European Parliament in Brussels. Politicians from across the political spectrum and representatives of Catalan civil society came together to press the case for Catalan self-determination...


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Commissioner Hearings 2014 – Multilingualism sidelined

Jill Evans

As MEPs consider the make-up of the new EU Commission, EFA MEP Jill Evans (Wales) talks about the importance of multilingualism and linguistic diversity in Europe. Promoting multilingualism is a priority for the European Free Alliance Group which has already won greater status at EU level for langua...


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The Catalan Referendum in an EU Context

Press Conference

When:    15h00 – Thursday 2 October Where:  Press Room PHS 0A50 (Salle Anna Politkovskaya), European Parliament, Brussels. With MEPs: Ernest Maragall (Greens/EFA)Ramon Tremosa (ALDE)Ernest Urtasun (Greens/EFA)Francesc Gambús (EPP) Following the recent decision of Spain's cons...


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