NEWS


FNP Fryslan Yde dijk
27-09-2022

Yde Dijkstra 1966 - 2022

We are sad now that our Yde Dijkstra is no longer with us. ...

FNP Fryslan
24-09-2022

FNP chooses a Frisian approach for a better future

De community, the landscape and being able to live pleasantly. These subjects form the core of the FNP-election manifesto ‘Sa dogge wy dat hjir’ (transl. ‘that is how we do it here’) for the 2023 election of the Frisian Parlia ...

FNP Fryslan EFA ga
14-05-2022

EFA General Assembly supports FNP plea on container safety at sea

All the FNP's motions have been adopted at the annual congress of the European Free Alliance (EFA). The European regional parties were particularly content with the motion that asks for more container safety at sea, in the aftermath of the MSC Zo&eum ...

FNP Fryslan Yn it fjild by r
07-05-2022

Open space. Our landscape. Our gold! Field visit farmland birds in Raard.

The meadows are full of young farmland bird at the moment. Because it did not rain for a long time, the upper part of the soil has dried out and has become a hard layer. Therefore, birds cannot access food. An artificial pond that creates a soggy are ...

FNP Fryslan Las palmas de gran can
06-05-2022

FNP attends political assembly on Gran Canaria

Next week a delegation of FNP will attend the general assembly of the European Free Alliance (EFA) to meet up with other regional parties and to ask for support for a number of important political issues. Furthermore the new board for the coming thre ...

FNP Fryslan Delta
22-03-2022

FNP wants debate in the Frisian Parliament about Lelylijn-railway / Deltaplan

FNP in the Frisian Parliament requested a debate in the Frisian Parliament about the plans for the Lelylijn railway and the Deltaplan for the North, the masterplan for the construction of thousands of houses in the northern part of the Netherlands. T ...

FNP Fryslan Tige
18-03-2022

Breakthrough result for FNP in local elections

In the local elections of Wednesday, FNP achieved many more votes than four years earlier. The breakthrough result was the culmination of a great campaign, in which FNP’s messages could not be missed: in the streets, in the countryside, on soci ...

FNP Fryslan Summit marse
03-03-2022

Statement of 160 young EU-politicians in Marseille against invasion of Ukraine

FNP-leader Sijbe Knol is at the European Summit of Cities and Regions in Marseille this week. The event is being organised every second year in another region of Europe by the EU Committee of the Regions. Today and tomorrow some 1800 politicians are ...

FNP Fryslan StEFAn seidler and sijbe knol in discus
27-11-2021

Blog: FNP finds inspiration from SSW in Northern Germany

Last weekend the moment was there. With a nice group of FNP-members we departed in the direction of North-Frisia. In our focus was the visit to and a conference with our EFA-sister party SSW, on the subject of: ‘How can regional parties partici ...

FNP Fryslan FNP visiting
17-11-2021

Sister party SSW succeeded, can also FNP enter national parliament?

In the elections for the Bundestag last September, the SSW party of the Danish and Frisian minorities in Germany succeeded entering the German parliament. As a single Member of Parliament next to six political groups of between 39 and 206 seats each. ...

FNP Fryslan EFA-cong
15-10-2021

EFA unanimously supports FNP-motion on housing

Today, FNP received unanimous support at the EFA-congress in Brussels for its motion on housing. With this motion the party wants to create more space for measures in the area of housing and makes a call for using the available European programmes to ...

FNP Fryslan Welsh
03-06-2021

Plaid Cymru and the Welsh elections

Founded in 1925, Plaid Cymru is a social democratic party that advocates for independence for Wales. Plaid Cymru’s ambition is to build a national bilingual Welsh community based on equal citizenship and respect for different traditions and cul ...

FNP Fryslan Gerben van der
22-04-2021

Gerben van der Mei installed as member of FNP group in Frisian Parliament

Gerben van der Mei has been installed as a new member of the FNP group in Frisian Parliament. He is succeeding Sybren Posthumus who has left active politics after more than 10 years in duty as Provincial Council Member and more than 15 years as the l ...

FNP Fryslan Catal
09-03-2021

FNP: serious questions about lifting immunity Catalan MEPs

The FNP Group in the Frisian Parliament has serious questions about the decision of the European Parliament to lift the immunity of three Catalan Members of the European Parliament. The way in which a majority of the MEPs threw their colleagues under ...

FNP Fryslan Roel fal
23-02-2021

In memoriam Roel Falkena 1936-2021

EFA is saddened to hear of the passing of Roelof Falkena, co-founder of the European Free Alliance and member of the Frisian movement. ...

FNP Fryslan European commis
20-01-2021

Frisian Parliament adopts motion of censure against European Commission

Today, the Frisian Parliament unanimously adopted a motion of censure against the European Commission. In response to the citizens’ initiative Minority SafePack, the Commission refused to initiate new policy and legislation for national minorit ...

FNP Fryslan Europäische kommis
19-01-2021

Europäische Kommission bekommt Tadelsantrag vom Friesischen Parlament

Das Friesische Parlament hat heute einstimmig einen Tadelsantrag an die Europäische Kommission verabschiedet. Die Kommission hat es letzte Woche im Hinblick auf die Bürgerinitiative Minority SafePack abgelehnt neue politische Maßnahme ...

FNP Fryslan Berlay
16-12-2020

Fryslân foursquare behind Minority SafePack Initiative

Today the Frisian Parliament voted on a resolution in support of an initiative that has a long history. It is important for the position of languages such as Frisian and also for democracy and the involvement of citizens in the European Union. ...

FNP Fryslan Logo br
14-12-2020

Frisian parties are backing Minority SafePack

A very large majority in the Frisian Parliament wants that the European Union, in its legislation and policy, takes into account the national minorities and the cultural and linguistic diversity that exists across Europe. ...

FNP Fryslan Willemstad, cura&ccedi
02-12-2020

Frisian government wants cooperation with the Antilles to enshrine Frisian, Papiamento and English in the constitution

Answers to written questions from the Frisian National Party (FNP) make clear that the Frisian government thinks that Frisian belongs in the Dutch Basic Law. It would enhance the status of the language and be a strong impetus to the further implement ...

19-10-2020

Retain European structural funds for regional development

The annual EFA conference for regional parties in Europe, held not very long ago, has adopted two motions submitted by the FNP. The first motion pleaded for more regional input in the so-called ‘Conference on the Future of Europe'. The second m ...

13-10-2020

Open up a Europe Direct centre in Fryslân

The Frisian National Party FNP wants a Europe Direct centre to be set up in the province of Fryslân. This is an information centre where citizens, governments, businesses and organisations can get free information and advice about Europe. The F ...

23-01-2020

New representative for FNP Klaas Fokkinga

The FNP has got a new representative for the Provincial Executive of Fryslân, since the 22th of januar this will be Klaas Fokkinga. Fokkinga is replacing Johannes Kramer, who became mayor of Noardeast-Fryslân. ...

30-10-2019

Successful action for the release of Catalan political prisoners

In front of the House of the Province of Fryslân a photo shoot took place in support of the Catalan political prisoners today. The motto of the action was “Amnesty for the Catalan political prisoners”. With this action several membe ...

08-03-2019

European parties support FNP appeal against shooting meadow birds

The motion by the FNP, to prevent the shooting and consumption of protected meadow birds in France, was supported by a large majority at the EFA conference. That was the outcome today at the annual conference of the European parliament party EFA in B ...

13-04-2018

Support for FNP motions for biodiversity and sustainable energy in EU

Landshut (Bavaria) - The motion by the FNP for more biodiversity and a fair income for farmers within the new European agricultural policy has been adopted unanimously. This took place during the annual conference of the European parliament party EFA ...

03-04-2018

Minority SafePack Initiative

Sign the petition now and help provide a better future for the language communities of Europe. ...

20-02-2018

As earth trembles again, Fryslân and Groningen protest against gas extraction

Thousands are seeking compensation over damages to houses · Sinking of land is a cause of concern · Nationalia speaks to Frisian National Party representative on current issues and future challenges ...

14-09-2017

FNP addresses the Dutch government regarding the course of the Catalonian referendum

The Spanish state must stop violating human rights and frustrating the democratic process with a referendum in Catalonia. The Provincial Council of the FNP has written a letter about this to mr. Koenders, Minister of Foreign Affairs. ...

31-08-2017

Substainable Energy conference (SEC-2017) for a Europe of the Regions. 27 and 28 October, Leeuwarden, Fryslân.

With support of the OSF (Onafhankelijke Senaatsfractie) the European Free Alliance (EFA) is organizing the Sustainable Energy Conference (SEC). The conference is open for registration (at conferences(at)e-f-a(dot)org). ...

21-03-2017

FNP-top to attend conference in Katowice

From the 30th of March till de 2nd of April 6 members of the FNP will attend the EFA-congress in Katowice (Poland). ...

08-12-2016

FNP meeting EFA-MEPS in Brussels

Programme december 6 and 7, 2016 ...

11-11-2016

FNP declares solidarity with pro-Kurdish HDP

Oppositional members of parliament under arrest ...

03-05-2016

Fryslân CETA and TTIP-free zone

Far-reaching consequences at local and regional levels ...

21-03-2016

Omrop Fryslan case. A serious blow to multilingualism in the Netherlands

The only Frisian language broadcaster loses its independence after 28 years ...

05-01-2016

FNP: Dutch presidency of the EU biased towards the Randstad

No topics of regional interest outside Amsterdam ...

18-12-2015

Fantastic regional election results on Corsica

FNP congratulations to sister party PNC ...

21-09-2015

Omrop Fryslân must survive!

The Hague plans to dramatically cut the budget of the only Frisian language TV broadcaster ...

24-04-2015

FNP motion: extra funds for organic farming in Europe

Supported unanimously at EFA General Assembly ...

24-04-2015

FNP motion brings reversed burden of proof in mining issues to Europe

Supported unanimously by regional parties at EFA General Assembly ...

13-03-2015

Gas and Salt Production: European Party Visits Friesland

EFA representatives inspect extent of damage ...

27-02-2015

FNP: Reversed burden of proof for damage mineral extraction

Motion to be put forward in European Parliament ...

30-01-2015

Looking back on FNP referendum trip to Scotland

Lessons to be learned for Fryslân ...

25-11-2014

FNP supports Sorbs

Sorbian minority in Germany under attack from extreme right violence ...

26-05-2014

FNP extremely pleased with EFA success in European elections

Regional parties from 7 to 12 seats in EP ...

21-05-2014

FNP: own constituency of Friesland for European elections

'Not a single Frisian candidate eligible' ...

28-03-2014

EFA in action for Omrop Fryslân

Call for action to European Parliament, Commissioner and Dutch Prime Minister Rutte ...

18-02-2014

Douwe Bijlsma posthumous honorary member of EFA

Recognition for his work in Friesland and Europe ...

14-02-2014

European support for Omrop Fryslân

Safeguarding the future of regional broadcasting ...

12-02-2014

FNP: more democracy and solidarity in Europe

Preparation for European elections at Galicia conference ...

18-11-2013

FNP requests European support for the future of Omrop Fryslân

Motion to be submitted february 14th on EFA meeting Santiago de Compostella ...

02-10-2013

European strategy on Friesland with more focus on future

Seeking alternatives for 'traditional' subsidies in decline ...

24-09-2013

In memoriam Douwe Bijlsma

We are deeply saddened by his sudden passing ...

09-09-2013

FNP: ‘Positive energy' from designation as European Capital of Culture 2018 fantastic for Friesland

Frisian communities join forces to achieve a great deal together ...

26-08-2013

FNPy debate about Frieslands future September 9th in Leeuwarden

Key speakers: David Linden - Young Scots for Independence - and Ultsje Hosper - president of the Frisian National Party ...

19-08-2013

Vacancy: trainee EFA-bureau Brussels

Applications before September 5th ...

21-05-2013

Vacancy: half time EFA staff member communications and media

Applications deadline june 14th ...

17-04-2013

The Province of Friesland has to stay

Resolution adopted by 32 European parties ...

01-03-2013

FNP: European support for the future of Friesland

Against conceited plans of Plasterk for a provincial merger ...

28-11-2012

FNP on a working visit to the party in office SSW in Schleswig-Holstein

Meeting with Minister on Cultural Treaty ...

24-10-2012

Posthumus (FNP) to support Slovenes in Italy

Government wishes to abolish national minorities provinces ...

30-08-2012

Posthumus (FNP) gives an introduction about the consequences of the Euro crisis

Summer university of the Plaid Cymru in Wales ...

15-03-2012

FNP: European support against government’s windmill integration plan

Resolution to be submitted on EFA General Assembly ...

12-03-2012

FNP welcomes 155 European politicians to Leeuwarden

EFA General Assembly to be opened by Queen's Commissioner ...

01-03-2012

FNP working visit of MEPs with regard to European agricultural policy

Opportunities for Fryslân in the limelight on 22 March at Nij Bosma Zathe in Ljouwert ...

09-01-2012

Jubilee year 2012 - FNP active in Friesland for 50 years

The jubilee year to begin with a large symposium - Prof. James Kennedy speaker on 14 January ...

11-10-2011

EFA conference 2012 to be held in Fryslân

FNP hosts participants from 40 different European regions march 22-25 next year ...

10-06-2011

Disastrous government cuts in Frisian language theatre

EFA-fraction in EU-parliament questions EU-Commission ...

09-06-2011

Traineeship EFA bureau on offer

EFA-stagiare for 5 months in Brussels ...

10-05-2011

SNP wins vote Scotland

Congratulations on behalf of the Frisian National Party ...

18-11-2013 - FNP requests European support for the future of Omrop Fryslân Read more >>
02-10-2013 - European strategy on Friesland with more focus on future Read more >>
24-09-2013 - In memoriam Douwe Bijlsma Read more >>
09-09-2013 - FNP: ‘Positive energy' from designation as European Capital of Culture 2018 fantastic for Friesland Read more >>
26-08-2013 - FNPy debate about Frieslands future September 9th in Leeuwarden Read more >>
19-08-2013 - Vacancy: trainee EFA-bureau Brussels Read more >>
21-05-2013 - Vacancy: half time EFA staff member communications and media Read more >>
17-04-2013 - The Province of Friesland has to stay Read more >>
01-03-2013 - FNP: European support for the future of Friesland Read more >>
28-11-2012 - FNP on a working visit to the party in office SSW in Schleswig-Holstein Read more >>
24-10-2012 - Posthumus (FNP) to support Slovenes in Italy Read more >>
30-08-2012 - Posthumus (FNP) gives an introduction about the consequences of the Euro crisis Read more >>
15-03-2012 - FNP: European support against government’s windmill integration plan Read more >>
12-03-2012 - FNP welcomes 155 European politicians to Leeuwarden Read more >>
01-03-2012 - FNP working visit of MEPs with regard to European agricultural policy Read more >>
09-01-2012 - Jubilee year 2012 - FNP active in Friesland for 50 years Read more >>
11-10-2011 - EFA conference 2012 to be held in Fryslân Read more >>
10-06-2011 - Disastrous government cuts in Frisian language theatre Read more >>
09-06-2011 - Traineeship EFA bureau on offer Read more >>
10-05-2011 - SNP wins vote Scotland Read more >>
04-03-2011 - FNP resolution opposing nuclear waste storage in salt domes Read more >>
14-01-2011 - FNP candidate for organisation EFA conference in 2012 Read more >>
23-08-2010 - EFA strongly condemns Sarkozy's Roma deportation policy Read more >>
02-07-2010 - Traineeship EFA Centre Brussels Read more >>
12-04-2010 - Referendum in Fryslân - FNP supported by EFA Read more >>
2022 FNP Fryslân - Disclaimer