6 March, 2019
Today, the European Green Party launched its 'Let's act. Together!' campaign and website for the European elections between 23-26 May.
Commenting to mark the occasion, co-leading candidate of the European Green Party and Greens/EFA Group co-president in the European Parliament Ska Keller said:
"We are launching our campaign today with just under three months to go until the most crucial elections in decades – elections that will decide Europe’s future direction. We believe there are many reasons to be hopeful. All around Europe, people are making their voices heard by heading to the streets to demand that climate protection becomes a political priority and that civil liberties are respected.
“As Greens, we offer viable solutions to Europe’s most pressing challenges. We stand with supporters of refugee rights in Italy, as we do with the women fighting for their rights in Poland. We want to change Europe in a positive way. Over the years we have grown to become a strong and united European family and together, we will stand up against nationalism, fight to protect our climate and work towards building a social Europe capable of defending our civil liberties.”
The co-leading candidate of the European Green Party Bas Eickhout said:
"In these European elections we have a huge chance to change Europe. To change how we practice politics. More and more people are tired of these old politics, of business as usual, while nothing is changing. Take the fight against climate change. While others are only talking about it, we are the only ones ready to act. All across Europe we see that people, young and old, are tired of waiting and are going out on the streets to demand climate policy that will prevent dangerous climate change.
"A vote for the Greens in May will help to dismantle vested interests and build a Europe that puts its citizens at its heart. Let's act together to overhaul our outdated industrial policy that revolves around harmful fossil fuels and bring about a social Europe that promotes green jobs and works in the interests of all of us and not a select few.”
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