Current EFA MEPs are Josep-Maria Terricabras (EFA Group President), of Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (Catalonia), Jill Evans (Vice President) of Plaid Cymru – the Party of Wales, Ian Hudghton (Vice President) of the Scottish National Party, Ana Miranda of Bloque Nacionalista Galego (Galicia), Jordi Solé of Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya, Alyn Smith of the Scottish National Party and Miroslavs Mitrofanovs of the Latvian Russian Union (Latvia).
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European Free Alliance MEPs sit in a joint European parliamentary group with the Greens, making up the fifth largest group in parliament. EFA Members of the European Parliament are members of the Greens/European Free Alliance Group in the European Parliament, forming a common parliamentary group since the European elections of 1999.
The European Free Alliance (EFA) draws together political parties fighting for democracy and self-determination for the stateless nations and regions of Europe. We are committed to democratic, constitutional and peaceful means. EFA’s work and campaigning is underpinned by the core principles of social justice and equality.
EFA fights for:
EFA MEPs have achieved greater recognition for Europe’s stateless nations and have highlighted the discrimination faced by minority language speakers. The group are powerful advocates for Europe’s disadvantaged regions, fighting for fair play when the EU decides how to spend its structural funds. Our group has also been particularly active in exposing human rights abuses across the world and in defending civil liberties.
As far as the European Free Alliance Political Party is concerned, it was established in Barcelona in March 2004. It was one of the first Europe wide political parties to be established and has its headquarters in Brussels. The current President of the EFA Political Party is Lorena López de Lacalle of Eusko Alkartasuna (Basque Country).
You can check the EFA party website here.
The European Free Alliance calls on all entities and media outlets organizing debates, interviews or any other type of events related to the European elections campaign to find the way to make EFA’s Lead Candidate Oriol Junqueras participation possible so that he can directly engage in the political debate and get EFA message across. EFA Spitzenkandidat has […]read
On May 23-26, all European citizens will be able to make their voices be heard again in the European Parliament elections. The European Free Alliance will once again participate in these crucial elections with the aim to defend the rights of all peoples and minorities that too often feel ignored by their central governments. Since […]read
More than a hundred delegates from the 45 member parties of the European Free Alliance (EFA) have gathered in Brussels to appoint Catalan leader Oriol Junqueras, currently imprisoned, as the first Lead Candidate -also known as Spitzenkandidat- in EFA’s history for the May 2019 European elections. The decision, that has been taken unanimously by EFA […]read
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