EFJ Manifesto

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On 22 -25 May, European citizens have elected their Members of the Parliament to represent them at the new European Parliament. During the election, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) has launched a Manifesto calling on all candidate MEPs to commit to the Journalists’ Manifesto for the revival of a free and pluralistic media in Europe.

Over 200 MEP candidates have endorsed the EFJ Manifesto by committing themselves to the following TEN principles. Among those MEP candidates who have signed the Manifesto, 50 of them them have been (re-)elected.

1. Democracy needs independent journalism

2. Europe needs media pluralism

3. Rights to association and collective bargaining for all

4. Authors’ rights – Fair contracts for all

5. Working conditions affect quality in journalism

6. Journalism as a public good

7. Investigative journalism needs free access to information

8. Investing in the future of journalism

9. Safety at work

10. Building trust and accountability through ethical journalism

Download the EFJ Manifesto Flyer here (English, Français, Español)and spread the words to your candidate MEPs.  The EFJ has also developed detailed policy recommendations for EU policy-makers to act on.

 

Elected MEPs who have endorsed the EFJ Manifesto

BELGIUM
Frederique Ries
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food SafetyAlliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Guy Verhofstadt
Committee on Constitutional Affairs
Conference of Presidents
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
DENMARK
Christel Schaldemose
Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Morten Messerschmidt
Committee on Constitutional Affairs
European Conservatives and Reformists Group
FINLAND
Liisa Jaakonsaari
Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Merja Kyllönen
Committee on Transport and Tourism
Confederal Group of the European United Left – Nordic Green Left
Nils Torvalds
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Sirpa Pietikäinen
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
Group of the European People’s Party (EPP)
FRANCE
Marie-Christine Vergiat
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
Confederal Group of the European United Left – Nordic Green Left
Marielle de Sarnez
Committee on International Trade
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Nathalie Griesbeck
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Patrick Le Hyaric
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
Confederal Group of the European United Left – Nordic Green Left
Robert Rochefort
Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
GERMANY
Thomas Händel

Chair, Committee on Employment and Social AffairsConfederal Group of the European United Left – Nordic Green Left

Evelyne Gebhardt
Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament

Gabi Zimmer
Conference of Presidents
Confederal Group of the European United Left – Nordic Green Left
Jo Leinen
Committee on Constitutional Affairs
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
 Jutta Steinruck
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Kerstin Westphal
Committee on Regional Development
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Martin Schulz
President of the European Parliament
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Martina Michels
Committee on Regional Development
Confederal Group of the European United Left – Nordic Green Left
Matthia Groote
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Ska Keller
Committee on International Trade
Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
Ulrike Rodust
Committee on Fisheries
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
GREECE
Stelios Kouloglou

Committee on Development

Conferedal Group of the European United Left – Nordic Green Left

ITALY
Antonio Tajani
Vice-President of the European Parliament
European People’s Party (Christian Democrats)
Gianni Pittella
Conference of Presidents
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Davide-Maria Sassoli
Vice-President of the European Parliament
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Mercedes Bresso
Committee on Regional Development
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
NETHERLANDS
Judith Sargentini
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
Bas Eickhout
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
POLAND
Lidia Joanna Geringer de Oedenberg
Committee on Legal Affairs
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
PORTUGAL
Inës Cristina Zuber
Vice-Chair of the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality
Confederal Group of the European United Left – Nordic Green Left
ROMANIA
Renate Weber
Coordinator in the Civil Liberties Committee
Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats)
SPAIN
Ángela Vallina
Committee on Regional Development
Confederal Group of the European United Left – Nordic Green Left
Clara Eugenia Aguilera García
Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Eider Gardiazábal Rubial
Committee on Budgets
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Elena Valenciano Martínez-Orozco
Subcommittee on Human Rights
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Enrique Guerrero Salom
Committee on Development
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Ernest Urtasun
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
Inés Ayala Sénder
Committee on Budgetary Control
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero Fernández
Committee on International Trade
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Iratxe García Pérez
Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Javier Couso Permuy
Committee on Foreign Affairs
Confederal Group of the European United Left – Nordic Green Left
Javier López Fernández
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Jonás Fernández Álvarez
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
José Blanco López
Committee on Regional Development
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Juan Fernando López Aguilar
Chair of Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Lidia Senra Rodriguez
Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
Confederal Group of the European United Left – Nordic Green Left
Marina Albiol Guzman
Committee on Petitions
Confederal Group of the European United Left – Nordic Green Left
Paloma López
Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
Confederal Group of the European United Left – Nordic Green Left
Ramón Jáuregui Atondo
Committee on Constitutional Affairs
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Sergio Gutiérrez Prieto
Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Soledad Cabezón Ruiz
Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
SLOVENIA
Tanja Fajon
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affair
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
UNITED KINGDOM
Anneliese Dodds
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Claude Moraes
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European ParliamentJude Kirton-Darling

Committee on International Trade
Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament