TU FELIX AUSTRIA!
Reinhard Bütikofer and Monica Frassoni, Co-Chairs of the European Green Party, declare on the result of the presidential elections in Austria:
“We congratulate Alexander Van der Bellen, the citizens of Austria and the EU with the outcome of the presidential election. It will probably be remembered as one of the closest Europe has ever seen. And it comes with a decisive symbolic message for the wider European public: Europe’s values and our shared republican and democratic goals can be defended against insurgent right-wing populism.
The narrative of a European tilt to the far right is wrong. But, we have to break with the status-quo laziness and initiate credible policies of sweeping political, economic, social and environmental reforms to successfully combat extremism. Alexander Van der Bellen is going to face a difficult task in reuniting Austrian citizens.
We wish him all possible success.”
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