We as Co-Chairs of the European Green Party would like to congratulate you to your election as the next President of the European Commission yesterday in Strasbourg with a solid majority of the Members of the Parliament supporting you. Your new job is definitely not going to be "vergnügungssteuerpflichtig" but it certainly will be a great Vergnügen for us to cooperate with you as best we can, promoting the values and goals that we share.
Today The Times published an article on the success of the Green Party of England and Wales. Demographic groups who once supported the Lib Dems are becoming more favourable to the Greens, who are building support in Liberal Democrat strongholds.
The Italian Navy discovered another human tragedy on the Mediterranean Sea - between Sicily and the North African coast the authorities rescued an overcrowded fishing boat carrying some 600 refugees and discovered 30 dead corpses on the boat.
Monica Frassoni and Reinhard Bütikofer, Co-Chairs of the European Green Party, comment on the nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker as the President of the European Commission: "This is a victory for European democracy and the European Parliament. But it is only a first step towards delivering on the expectations expressed by European citizens in the recent election."