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Languages & Culture 03-09-2020

Major political groups harbour corruption – Greens’ Freund

The major European political groups tolerate corruption and malfeasance among the member parties, says Green MEP Daniel Freund, who also analyses the weaknesses of instruments to fight the misuse of EU funds.
EU Elections 2019 04-04-2019

Eickhout: Next step for Europe is a ‘Green New Deal’ for industry

Europe must adopt an ambitious industrial policy aligned with its climate agenda by investing in clean technologies, and introducing a carbon tariff at the EU’s external border in order to protect industries against environmental dumping, says Bas Eickhout, the lead candidate for the Greens in the European elections.
Lambert: Being an MEP doesn't stop me going on demos.
Elections 13-01-2017

Greens’ Parliament candidate: ‘I’m actually radical’

One of the outside candidates for the European Parliament Presidency explains why a Brit, a woman and a Green should get the job – even if her respectable appearance and former job as a teacher doesn’t prevent her from going on demos.
EU Elections 2014 12-11-2013

Bütikofer: Green primaries to prompt debate on European ‘change’

The European Greens have kicked off their primaries for both their European Commission candidate for next year and to spark debate about how to change Europe, says Reinhard Bütikofer.
EU Priorities 2020 16-07-2009

Durant: ‘Our first priority is to make the assembly respected’

The European Parliament can no longer accept orders from EU heads of state and government, Isabelle Durant, a Belgian Green MEP and former minister who was recently appointed vice-president of the assembly, told EURACTIV in an interview.
EU Priorities 2020 15-07-2009

Green MEP: ‘We need a strong alliance with the Social Democrats’

The youngest MEP elected to the new European Parliament, 25-year old Danish Green Emilie Turunen, told EURACTIV in an interview that the Greens will need to forge a strong alliance with the Socialists on environmental issues.
EU Priorities 2020 09-06-2009

Simon Hix: Centre-right won elections ‘on socialist ticket’

The European Parliament shifted to the right not because the centre-right won the EU elections, but rather due to the Socialists' inability to convince voters that they can tackle the economic crisis, Simon Hix, professor at the London School of Economics, told EURACTIV in an interview.
EU Priorities 2020 26-11-2008

Lunacek: Greens’ dream turns social ahead of EU elections

The financial and economic crisis gives the Greens an opportunity to show voters that they are not just campaigning "to save trees, but people too," said Austrian Green MP Ulrike Lunacek in an interview with EURACTIV.
Elections 25-01-2008

Lamberts: Greens ‘first’ political party with EU-wide campaign

The main objective of the European Green Party (EGP) in the campaign for the European elections in June 2009 will be to get the first 'Green' MEP from the new member states elected. Moreover the Greens will rely on a common political platform, stronger use of the web and Europe-wide events in all capitals and big cities to achieve their goals, Philippe Lamberts told EURACTIV in an interview.
Elections 09-06-2004

Interview: Monica Frassoni, Co-President of the European Greens

Monica Frassoni stresses that competiveness and high environmental protection can go hand in hand and says "the progress made by the EU towards sustainable development has been little more than lip service".