25 member states countries have launched a massive police operation aiming to detect, detain and possibly deport thousands of so-called 'irregular' migrants. Monica Frassoni, Co-Chair of the European Green Party, comments, “this is a joint operation by member states, and not supported by the Commission. It sends the wrong message, and is not the priority we should be focusing on."
The co-spokespeople of the Greens and Left for the Future Party, Sevil Turan and Naci Sönmez, call upon all nations, human rights organizations and the political opposition of Turkey to raise their voices against the massacres already committed as well as the continuing threat against the lives of those along the borders of Turkey and throughout the entire region.
Reacting to the special 'Jobs Summit' to be hend in Milan today, European Green Party Co-Chair Monica Frassoni comments: "It is clear that this is just a PR excercise, with no aditional resources planned, which is a pity."
European Green Party Co-Chair Reinhard Bütikofer comments on the decision by the European Commission to allow the British government to provide state aid for a new nuclear reactor at Hinkley: “This is an extremely unfortunate decision, and goes in the face of the Commission's own guidelines on state aid to energy companies."
Negotiations to form a government in Sweden between the Social Democrates and Miljöpartiet de gröna, the Green party, have ended successfully. The new Prime Minister Stefan Lövfen has announced his new cabnet, with six ministries going to the Greens.
Commenting on the hearing with Commissioner-designate Cañete yesterday, EGP Co-Chair Monica Frassoni says, “Mr Cañete's performance yesterday was troubling. It confirmed the view held by many people – he is unfit for the job."