Commenting on the results of the European Parliament elections, Ska Keller, leading candidate of the European Green Party says: “The outcome of these European elections reveals how the Greens are once again a strong group. We saw enthusiastic Green campaigns and encouraging results from many corners of Europe. I travelled to more than 30 cities in more than half of all EU member states. And everywhere people were motivated and enthusiastic in fighting for our Green ideas.
Reinhard Bütikofer, Co-Chair of the European Green Party, says: “Greens have won seats in more countries than ever. In 2014 Hungary and Croatia, for the first time, will send Green MEPs to the European Parliament. Our message that European can and must change has resonated loudly. Our Green goals and achievements, from environmental protection and the promotion of renewables, to a more humane migration policy, our fight against lobbies and for better control of the financial industry are shared by a consolidated group of Green voices from across Europe. We are proud to welcome our new Green MEPs and to form the fourth biggest group in the European Parliament in the upcoming term again."
Monica Frassoni, Co-Chair of the European Green Party, underlines that "while it is positive that the turnout in these elections has not fallen below the level of 2009 (and is now even a little bit higher), it is obviously worrisome that a number of political actors will enter this new parliament with an anti-European, anti-democratic agenda. We Greens call on this Parliament to start a new process of democratic reform of the EU, in order to make it more democratic and effective. Also, we warn against the Council´s temptation not to consider the results of the elections in the nomination process for the European Commission President. We should keep in mind that all leading candidates pledged in their campaigns that backdoor deals in the European Council on this position are not acceptable."