European Greens set the path to 2014 European elections.
Brussels - The European Greens’ Council closed today in Athens, Greece, with a call for “putting more union into the European Union”. After three days of intense discussions the Council also highlighted a call for more Green jobs. The next European Greens Council will be hosted in Madrid in May, 2013.
“Economic development must focus on serving the people,” said EGP co-chair Reinhard Bütikofer, MEP. "We therefore want to create many green sustainable jobs. Pursuing tax justice and closing down tax havens is also part of the shift Greens will push hard for. Through fundamental change and the strengthening of democracy, it is possible for the European citizens to get out of the economic and social downward spiral that so many countries are experiencing right now."
Looking forward to the 2014 European Elections campaign, the Greens are focusing on solutions to the current crisis through a Green New Deal.
“Is Europe the answer to help the millions of Europeans hit by the crisis get to the end of the month?” said EGP co-chair Monica Frassoni. "People must be listened to, supported. They must feel they are not only part of the debate, but the most important actor because it is not something abstract we are talking of when we sit in meetings in Brussels and Strasburg."