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Spring Council launches in Copenhagen

The 16th EGP Council has begun in Copenhagen, with a public discussion of the aftermath of the Arab Spring organised by the Greens in the European Parliament, with special guest Villy Søvndal, Danish Foreign Affairs Minister and leader of host Party SF.

The 16th EGP Council has begun in Copenhagen, with a public discussion of the aftermath of the Arab Spring organised by the Greens in the European Parliament, with special guest Villy Søvndal, Danish Foreign Affairs Minister and leader of host Party SF. (The event was livestreamed and the recording can be seen here).

The Council begins properly tomorrow morning with another discussion with the Greens in the EP on the role of Green jobs in solving Europe's employment crisis. Discussion of the resolutions on a wide variety of areas will take place in the plenary session on Friday, with voting on Sunday. Key policies on the Social aspects of theGreen New Deal form the core of discussion for the weekend, with sessions on pensions policy and strengthening European society through social inclusion.
On Sunday we consider the role of a reformed agricultural sector in the GND's plan for a more sustainable Europe. Parallel workshop sessions and meetings of the EGP's networks and working groups complete a busy schedule. On the social side, Friday night sees a social dinner with buffet and a scenic evening walk past Christiania to our social venue for a night of music and dancing. On Sunday we round things off with a bike tour of central Copenhagen before delegates head back home to spread the Green message to their member parties.

You can follow the latest updates from council via our twitter and facebook, and we will also bring you a Council roundup newsletter at the end of the week.

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