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“Confederación de Los Verdes” no longer part of the European Green family

Among other issues, the EGP is of the opinion that the Confederación de los Verdes does not meet the requirements in terms of internal democracy, that it is an empty structure and that it no longer represents the reality of the Spanish Green political space.

Version Espagnol:  La Confederación de Los Verdes ya no es parte de la familia Verde Europea

Copenhagen/Brussels - The European Greens Council meeting in Copenhagen, May 11-13, has decided to withdraw membership to one of its Spanish members, the Confederacion de Los Verdes (ClV).  

"Today’s decision is a step forward towards clarifying and consolidating the Spanish Green political panorama, an independent option very much needed in these times of global crisis,” said Monica Frassoni and Philippe Lamberts, co-chairs of the EGP. “It is important for Spain, and other European countries, to have an independent, competent and credible voice to champion ecological proposals aimed at creating quality jobs and more sustainable economic activities.”

Last year, 13 of the 16 parties that were previously part of the Confederación sent a formal request to the European Green Party (EGP). Subsequently, these same groups left the Confederación and joined EQUO, which brings together 35 green parties as well as independent citizens, working together to build the new national Spanish Green party.

The Executive Committee of the EGP, following the official request of these 13 parties, launched a procedure during which the different components were heard, and the outcome was finally submitted to the vote of delegates. 

Among other issues, the EGP is of the opinion that the Confederación de los Verdes does not meet the requirements in terms of internal democracy, that it is an empty structure and that it no longer represents the reality of the Spanish Green political space.

The decision, which needs a 75% majority of the 200 delegates from across 46 EGP member parties, was adopted with over 90% votes and comes after several months of negotiations to find a solution.

Comments

verdes ecoacifistas

About 3 years ago

Never ending story of humiliation of spanish greens because catalan non green party ICv.

Ecologista

About 3 years ago

Ya era hora. Estos no representaban al parido verde solo sus intereses

http://politica.e-noticies.es/la-imparable-carrera-de-joan-oms-58378.html

Alfredo

About 3 years ago

This is a wise decision that will clarify the green political landscape in Spain. It is time to leave it clear once and forever that holding a green name doesnt automatically mean anything. An alternative is built with the people, and that is what is already happening. Well done!

Manel

About 2 years ago

What a stupid way to "clarify"... the only thing is now really clear is de absolute breakdown at spanish elections of M. Uralde and the lies and false accusations against Los Verdes. Bad example for green democracy. Los Verdes will still go on. See you.

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