Last weekend, on April 16 and 17, our Danish Member Party, Socialistiske Folkeparti (SF), held their 2016 Congress. Reinhard Bütikofer, Co-chair of the European Green party, was present.
During this Congress they re-elected Pia Olsen Dyhr. In 2014, she took over the role as political leader of SF and represents the beginning of a new era for the party. She was re-elected unanimously, which reaffirmed her position.
Furthermore, a new executive board was appointed. In their opening statement, they didn’t hide their political view and focal points: creating and improving a green and sustainable society in Denmark and the rest of the world, nature and agriculture should co-exist instead of being counter-productive to one another. A concrete goal is a 50% increase of the square meters of nature areas in Denmark by 2015.
All in all, the issues like inequality, the refugee crisis, negative side effects of globalisation, women’s rights, etc. need to be addressed at a European level. The Socialistiske Folkeparti is a part of the European Green family and reaffirmed their devotion to cooperating more with their fellow Green Parties, both on a bilateral and European level.
One of the topics that requires a European approach is divestment. The European Green Party was present at the Congress and gave a workshop to inform people on how to get active at a local level. “I believe strongly that, as a European Parliament we should also pursue a more ambitious policy of cooperation with the national parliaments”, said Reinhard Bütikofer, Co-chair of the European Green Party.
We’d like to extend our congratulations to Ms. Pia Olsen for her re-election and support our Member Party in continuing their positive trend.