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 elected “Spitzenkandidat” will be EFA’s main face of the party’s campaign in the May 2019 European Parliament elections. The launch of the European campaign and the presentation of the “Spitzenkandidat” will take place on the 7th of March at 18h at the Concert Noble in Brussels and will be open to media representatives based in the Belgian capital as well as […]read
The European Free Alliance (EFA) Group in the European Parliament is made up of MEPs representing Europe’s stateless nations, regions and minorities. Over the 2014 -2019 Parliamentary term, EFA MEPs have come from Catalonia, Galicia, Latvia, Basque Country, Scotland, Valencia and Wales. The work of EFA MEPs has covered a wide range of policy areas, guided by […]read
The European Free Alliance (EFA) will be represented in the next European Parliament by at least 12 elected members of 8 regionalist or nationalist parties from 5 member states who will be working in the coming five years to build a real Europe of all peoples based on democracy and the respect for diversity and […]read
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