The Irish Green Party have launched a campaign for a referendum on the public ownership of water. They're calling on the Government to advance the legislation for a referendum on public ownership of water as a priority, and to ensure that it is included with the Bills already scheduled to be passed in order to hold other referenda in 2015.
Youth unemployment continues to be a major issue across Europe, especially southern Europe. In this parallel, Karima Delli MEP and ErnestUrtasun MEP will explore the challenges that the EU faces on both the European and on a member state level in addressing the employment and training needs of our young people, and ensuring that Europe does not face a lost generation.
Early figures indicate that pro-European parties have won in parliamentary elections in Ukraine. Reinhard Bütikofer, Co-Chair of the European Green Party, comments on the election in Ukraine: “We welcome the pro-European orientation that the clear majority of Ukrainian voters have given their government and hope that this pro-European move can be implemented."
Last week the fourth Lithuanian Green Party congress was held in Vilnius. During this event the Chairman of the party and the Chairman of the party‘s Board were re-elected, also the Board and the Council were renewed with new, active members.
European Union leaders have adopted a package of energy and climate policy targets for 2030 that are a far cry from what we need to combat climate change and build a sustainable basis for Europe’s economic future.