The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament today elected Rebecca Harms and Philippe Lamberts as its co-presidents for the first half of the legislative term (2014-17).
Monica Frassoni and Reinhard Bütikofer, Co-Chairs of the European Green Party, commented on the election:
“We congratulate the new leadership of the Green Group in the European Parliament. Rebecca and Philippe, Heidi, Ska, Peter, Josep Maria (EFA), Julia and Bas are a great team and we look forward to years of fruitful cooperation. We wish them all the best. We also congratulate Ulrike Lunacek as the Green Vice-President Candidate for the European Parliament. We know she will do a great job."
Rebecca Harms (Germany) was co-president of the Greens/EFA group in the previous legislative term (2009-14). Philippe Lamberts (Belgium) is a former Co-Chair of the European Green Party, who is in his second legislative term as an MEP.
Ulrike Lunacek (Austria) was today elected as the Greens/EFA group's candidate for vice-president of the European Parliament.
The following MEPs were also elected as vice-presidents of the Greens/EFA group: Bas Eickhout (Netherlands – elected Greens/EFA treasurer); Peter Eriksson (Sweden); Heidi Hautala (Finland); Ska Keller (Germany); Julia Reda (Germany).