European Free Alliance Group in the European Parliament
Every 5 years EU citizens elect their Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), who, once elected, work in political groups in the Parliament. EFA formed a common group in the European Parliament with the Green Parties in 1999. Most EFA MEPs sit in the EFA Group, but some choose another group (see Members of European Parliament). The EFA Group in the European Parliament works for self-determination for nations and regions, for decentralisation of decision making, for the protection of human rights, for a strong, sustainable economy and international solidarity.