European Greens: Green wave reaches the European Parliament
Ska Keller, President of the Greens/EFA group and leading candidate for the European Green Party, comments:
“The Green Wave has swept across Europe. We want to thank everyone who has voted for change and climate action. Green parties have exceeded expectations in countries such as Germany, France, Ireland, Denmark, Finland and Austria and will play an ever more important role in shaping the political debate across Europe over the coming years. This trust given to us by voters is both a task and a responsibility to put green polices into action.”
Bas Eickhout, Vice President of the Greens/EFA group and leading candidate for the European Green Party, comments:
“Tonight’s Green Wave gives us the mandate and duty to drive change in Europe. Any new Commission should take this into account, as our program of climate protection, social justice and defence of rule of law and democracy gave the Greens this important win. It’s time the European Union puts all its efforts into a sustainable future and starts caring for its citizens, this must be at the heart of the program of the next Commission President. The Greens/EFA group is the only credible political force when it comes to climate action and we will bring this voice to the negotiation table.”
Please, you may find the full statement here.