The Austrian Green party ‘Die Grünen’ is projected to score a historic best of 14 percent in General elections on Sunday. This would mark a 10 percentage point increase compared to previous elections held in 2017.
The Norwegian Greens Miljøpartiet De Grønne have scored historic results in local elections with a significant increase compared to the last elections four years ago. In the capital Oslo, they nearly doubled their vote share and now claim over 15% of the vote.
Green parties across Europe made huge gains in the European elections to deliver the best ever results for the European Green Party and far greater influence in the European Parliament. The Greens/EFA Group gained at least 70 seats, some 19 extra compared to the previous term.
With these rules, Facebook is de facto putting barriers in place that will harm the European discourse around a European democracy. It brings us back to the times of nation-states vs nation-states, which the EU was founded to overcome.