The Greens as Changemakers in the European Parliament
Over the past term, the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament has achieved major steps forward towards a more socially just and ecological European Union, for a Union that protects human rights and civil liberties. We stood up against corruption and a lack of transparency.
The new data protection law, more renewable energies, the special committees on Glyphosate, the inquiry committees on Dieselgate and on tax-dodging and money laundering as well as the Parliament’s report against Orban’s ill-liberal in Hungary: these are just some of the Green successes of this legislative term.
We want to share with you our major achievements and discuss how we want to continue our role as changemakers for a more green EU in the next European Parliament.
Structure of the session:
I. Remarks by Philippe Lamberts on key achievements of the Group and the strategy towards the European Elections
II. Question and Answer Session with MEPs on Key Green Successes in the European Parliament and how we achieved them.
- One round of Q&A between moderator and MEPs followed by questions from the audience
- Members participating: Judith Sargentini, Philippe Lamberts, Yannick Jadot, Sven Giegold (tbc), Monika Vana, Bart Staes, Karima Delli.
III. Closing Remarks by Philippe Lamberts
Philippe Lamberts, Co-President of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament
Philippe Lamberts was elected in June 2009 for a first term as MEP. In May 2014, he was re-elected for a second term and appointed Co-President of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament.
His political career within Ecolo started in 1991, where he served both at the local and federal levels. As of 1999, he became more and more involved with European politics, and more specifically through the European Green, of which he has been the co-president from 2006 to 2012.
As Member of the European Parliament, he focuses on economic and financial questions, and has become a specialist on fiscal, banking and macroeconomic issues.
He aims to reinforce the Greens both within and outside the EU institutions, and with civil society, and to continue his work on the financial regulation and social justice front.
Paraskevi (Vula) Tsetsi, Secretary General of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament
Mrs Vula Tsetsi is the Secretary General of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament since 2004. She holds aPhD in Urban and Regional Planning from the Institute of Architecture, University of Venice.
Previous positions include: