EP Greens Reaction to State of the Union Address

On 16 September, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen gave her first State of the Union address in the European Parliament. In a health and economic crisis-stricken Europe, the President of the European Commission rightly reminded us that COVID-19 “laid bare the strains on our health systems and the limits of a model that values…

Italy Regional Elections

On 20 and 21 September, regional elections are taking place in seven Italian regions. These elections will be of particular importance for a country that has been hit extremely hard by the COVID-19 crisis. Italy is now engaged in the long and difficult path to recovery and needs progressive green forces to successfully emerge from the…

Turkey Arrests Environmental Protestors

Sunday July 26 marked the first anniversary of a campaign against an ecological disaster in Turkey. It was marred by police violence and the arrests of activists. The Yeşil Sol Parti and environmental activists have been protesting for over a year against a highly polluting cyanide leaching gold mine in the Çanakkale region.    …

Europe’s Recovery Plan

Last week on 23 April, EU heads of state and government met via video conference to address the development of economic measures to recover from the coronavirus crisis. However, instead of proposing ambitious measures, in particular coronabonds, a mutualised debt instrument, EU Leaders decided not to decide. The European Commission is instead tasked with the…

More Delegation of Financial Authority to Cities – Greens

The European Green Party is supporting the call of Visegrad’s capital cities mayors to directly channel European cohesion funding to the municipal level. The “Pact of Free Cities” Alliance, composed of the leaders of Bratislava, Budapest, Prague and Warsaw, is spearheading a progressive future for their countries, but such a future requires European support. The…