The four Green Primary contenders are debating across Europe, to make sure people make an informed decision when they vote.
The debate in Berlin on January 10 was the 5th, and with five more primary debates to go until the eventual winners emerge as the Green Leading Candidates, they are certainly boosting their credentials with party members and supporters.
People living in every single member state have voted - it's the first time in Europe's history where people across the EU have joined together to make a decision on a European level - it’s a truly historic moment. Over the last few weeks, parties across Europe have started pushing back against the EU. The Green Primary proves them wrong. People want more Europe.
On Saturday nearly 200 people filled the auditorium of the Neue Mälzerei in Berlin's trendy green stronghold Prenzlauerber, where locl Greens got the chance to get to meet the contenders and make up their mind about whom they want to run for the job of Barroso next May. It was an opportunity for the contenders to push back against the new European narrative that says immigration and internal migration are bad things. Contenders had their opportunity to present their different ideas for a fairer, more inclusive Europe and speak out against the populist arguments being put forward to limit people's working rights.
Due to the absence of José Bové, it was a female-only show this time, but the discussion was animated throughout with many questions from the audience present and from those following the live stream. Rebecca Harms, Ska Keller and Monica Frassoni all presented different angles on Europe's most urgent problems and tried to win votes. However, all agreed that our common European election campaign will need to make voters enthusiastic about the European Dream once again. This week the contenders are off to continue canvassing in Portugal, Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Italy and France! Click here to find out where, and when!