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  European Greens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
European Greens (or the European Green Party) is the name of the European Green Party, a political party at European level.
The first goal of the newly founded European Greens was the election campaign for the European Parliament in June, 2004 (see European Parliament Election 2004), which was the first election campaign in Europe that featured similar motifs and slogans in all EU countries.
Critics have suggested that the European Greens do not yet amount to a single party: in particular the different national components have a widely different approach to the European Union ranging from strong eurofederalist forces to eurosceptics.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/European_Greens   (403 words)

 Alliance '90/The Greens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Those who remained in the Green party were more strongly anti-military and against restrictions on immigration and abortion, while supporting the decriminalization of marijuana use, placing a higher priority on working for the rights of gays and lesbians, and tending to advocate what they described as "anti-authoritarian" concepts of education and child-raising.
The Greens gained a record 13 of Germany's 99 seats in these elections, particularly on the back of the perceived competence of Green ministers in the federal government and the unpopularity of the SPD.
In early 2005, the Greens were the target of the German Visa Affair 2005, instigated in the media by the CDU.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/German_Green_Party   (1729 words)

 Encyclopedia: European Greens
The Global Greens Charter is a document that 800 delegates from the Green parties of 70 countries decided upon a first gathering of the Global Greens in Canberra, Australia in April 2001.
Party of European Socialists A European political party, or formally a political party at European level, is a type of political party organization in the European Union, eligible to receive funding from the Union.
The European Left party is a political party at European level and an association of communist and socialist political parties in the European Union It was formed in January 2004 for the purposes of running in the 2004 European Parliament elections.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/European-Greens   (2312 words)

 European Greens - European Free Alliance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The European Greens–European Free Alliance (The Greens/European Free Alliance; Greens/EFA; French: Le Groupe Verts/Alliance libre européenne; Les Verts/ALE, German Fraktion der Grünen/Freie Europäische Allianz) is one of the parliamentary groups in the European Parliament.
This group consists of two distinct European political parties - the European Greens and the European Free Alliance.
Before February 2004, the European Greens existed as an coalition known as the European Federation of Green Parties rather than a formal political party.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Greens/EFA   (211 words)

 S/R 14: European Greens Reach Outward
All Europeans were still reeling from the events in the east, but the size and potency of the Green movement in the new democracies attracted (sometimes subversive) attention from the other political forces.
The east Greens were at that stage mainly scientists, often in very lofty positions, who had access to facts not available to the rest of society, and had seen for themselves the scale of the environmental crisis and its political causes.
The European Greens badly need a US sister party -- daily we are confronted with lost opportunities: the multinationals are carving up the planet between them, exporting their pollution and bottom-line values to the most vulnerable peoples and most fragile ecosystems.
www.greens.org /s-r/14/14-10.html   (1706 words)

 European Greens - guiding principles
Green Policies are based on the belief that people want to live in harmony with their surroundings and in peace with their neighbours, in a society which offers a clean and safe environment, security in the present and confidence in the future.
Greens believe that there is an urgent need to enlarge the spectrum of civil rights, democratic participation, human rights and protection for the rights of minorities, in order to meet the social and environmental challenges of the late 20th century.
Greens value the diversity of heritage and language across Europe and insist on the full legal, social and cultural participation of minorities in the democratic process as well as mutual respect in the fields of society, language and culture.
www.global.greens.org.au /charter/guidingprinciples(eu).html   (4902 words)

 Global Greens -
Later on I was the delegate of the Finnish Greens to the EFGP Council (1998-2001).
The effects of the new direct funding of European political parties from the EU, which is scheduled to begin in 2004, remain to be seen.
While strengthening the Green cooperation in EU affairs, the pan-European character of the European Greens is not to be lost!
www.globalgreens.info /literature/books/20years/hannula.html   (442 words)

 Cyprus Green Party
Grazia Francescato, European Greens Spokesperson said: “The European Greens are extremely concerned at the fact that over 11,000 people have been granted citizenship in the last year or so by the Denktash regime, 6000 of which unaccountable.
In this respect, we European Greens demand the reopening of the Greek language school in the town of Rizokarpaso to guarantee their linguistic and cultural diversity, to which all Cypriots — Turkish-Cypriots and Greek Cypriots alike- are entitled.
In this respect, we European Greens demand the reopening of the Greek language school in the village of Rizokarpaso to guarantee the linguistic and cultural diversity, to which all Cypriots — Turkish-Cypriots and Greek Cypriots alike- are entitled, as all other European Union citizens.
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 Environment: Between Ecotopia and Disillusionment: Green parties in European Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Eastern European greens were primarily environmentalist in their political outlook, in the sense that they emerged from environmental protest campaigns that had taken on symbolic meaning in the last days of communism.
The greens have indicated that they would be unable to continue in government if such a project were begun, but ending nuclear power was not a condition of their government participation.
Undoubtedly, the greens made an impact with a series of new laws strengthening environmental protection in a broad range of areas, but key decisions on transportation and energy were made elsewhere, and green policy activism did not necessarily translate into public approval.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1076/is_3_44/ai_85009660/pg_3   (1440 words)

 European Greens' Elections Manifesto 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Greens are working in favour of an independent and cohesive European foreign policy based on democratic and ecological values.
The Greens in Europe are in favour of multilateralism and disarmament.
Finally, as Greens we believe that the UN is the best institution to deal with global threats, whilst promoting a joint European Policy, we maintain that European international actions should be under the control of the United Nations.
www.vihrealiitto.fi /euromanifesto2004.shtml   (1849 words)

 Inter Press Service News Agency
The European "greens", who emerged more than 20 years ago in alternative political movements, have decided to build a united regional party, but they are suffering a crisis of little growth and limited influence, combined with sharp questioning about the social and economic values some activists now espouse.
The Italian green party is responsible for the emergence of a cultural awareness and a sense of defending the country's natural heritage, leading, for example, protests against corrupt practices in urban construction.
But the European greens "became institutionalised" and their political culture increasingly resembles that of the rest of the parties, "losing their sense of innovation and struggle and their radical edge," Prospero said.
www.ipsnews.net /africa/print.asp?idnews=23459   (983 words)

 European Greens formally create cross-frontier environmental party
European Green parties Sunday formally signed an act of union creating a cross-frontier environmental party that will contest elections for the European Parliament on a common platform in June.
The new grouping, "The European Green Party", brings together 25 individual parties from 22 of the 25 countries that will make up the EU after its enlargement on May 1 -- the exceptions being Lithuania, Poland and Slovenia.
The Greens have a strong power base in Germany and Austria, but are marginal in many EU countries.
www.terradaily.com /2004/040222175209.b2fto5a7.html   (552 words)

 European Green Parties
Green Parties were firmly established throughout Western Europe, EGC membership had grown to 18, and 29 Greens from 7 countries were elected to the European Platform drawn up by the EGC.
The Estonian Greens (12/89) were the first Eastern Green Party to be accepted into the EGC, in part because they had already been in existence as a movement, but also as a gesture of solidarity with their struggle for autonomy in the Baltic nations.
There is already widespread agreement among Greens (see “The European Community, Eastern Europe, and the European Greens,” M. Feinstein, in the Summer ‘91 issue of “Green Synthesis” available from P.O. Box 1858, San Pedro CA, 90733) that the manner in which the EC is being advanced is undemocratic and unecological.
www.feinstein.org /greenletter/eurogreencoord.html   (1624 words)

 Greens, the --  Encyclopædia Britannica
An umbrella organization known as the European Greens was founded in Brussels, Belg., in January 1984 to coordinate the activities of the various European parties, and Green representatives in the European Parliament…
An umbrella organization known as the European Greens was founded in Brussels, Belg., in January 1984 to coordinate the activities of the various European parties, and Green representatives in the European Parliament sit...
The green algae belong to the division Chlorophyta.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9037989?tocId=9037989   (824 words)

 European Greens Found European Greens | Europe | Deutsche Welle | 23.02.2004
Austria's Greens took 9.47 percent of the vote and 17 parliamentary seats in the 2002 election.
A look at the Green record in the ten largely former communist states in eastern Europe, which will join the bloc in May, makes it obvious that the Greens will find it tough to reassert their position as the fifth-strongest force in European elections on June 13, 2004.
Greens have just 2.4 percent support in the Czech Republic, are a marginal force in Poland, the biggest new member, and are almost non-existent in the other new states.
www.deutschewellemusic.com /dw/article/0,1564,1119463,00.html   (727 words)

 From the Local to the Global: European Greens gather in Dublin for major conference on Europe-wide common campaigns / ...
Green Party Leader, Trevor Sargent TD, said that the "Green Party is delighted and honoured to be hosting the first Council meeting of the European Greens here in Dublin".
Green Party Chairman, John Gormley TD, said that active participation in the European Greens was a very important step in the development of the Irish Green Party.
Grazia Francescato (Italian Greens and Honorary President of the Italian Greens) said that the European Green Party and Green Group in the European parliament are unique in that they both have a co-leadership rule where there are joint female and male leaders.
www.greenparty.ie /en/layout/set/print/content/view/full/785   (1295 words)

 CNN.com - European Greens gain strength from U.S. vote - November 14, 2000
Liot's comments came as the French Greens, led by Dominique Voynet, who won 3.3 percent of the vote in France's last presidential elections in 1995, adjourned a fractious national conference marked by an outpouring of accolades for their political blood brother, Nader.
While many of these movements are still in their embryonic phases, Green parties have catapulted to national prominence in several large countries, fuelled by a growing concern about issues like climate change and the search for cleaner sources of energy.
Meanwhile, the UK Greens have two deputies in the European Parliament, although national elections are yet to return a Green Member of Parliament.
archives.cnn.com /2000/WORLD/europe/11/13/nader.greens   (931 words)

 European Greens say 'Yes' to new EU Constitution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In an extraordinary Council meeting of the European Green Party in Brussels, the European Greens said “yes” to the EU Constitution text by a majority of 51 votes for, 7 against and no abstentions.
Co-spokesperson of the European Greens, Grazia Francescato that the majority of European Greens that this constitution will bring about a more democratic Europe making a step forward towards more transparent and people friendly European politics.
The job of the Greens will be to start reforming the Constitution text in an even more democratic direction, as soon as this is ratified” he said.
www.maltamedia.com /news/2005/gp/printer_5184.shtml   (205 words)

 Green Agenda
Greens in Europe are actively seeking to leverage their power to have influence on the world.
The French Greens made their continued participation in the coalition government, which is vital to its continuation, contingent on France's withdrawal from negotiations on the Multilateral Agreement on Investments.
GREENS AND CLIMATE The Climate Conference was attended by Greens and environmentalists from a wide range of nations including Germany, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Poland, Brazil, Australia and India.
www.metla.fi /archive/forest/1998/11/msg00130.html   (2315 words)

 RTE News - Greens call for ban on junk food ads
The Green Party hosted an international conference in Dublin today at which a call was made to ban television advertisements for junk food in Ireland and across Europe.
The Greens also said an EU ban was necessary because an Irish ban would not cover advertising on foreign-based stations which broadcast in Ireland.
The president of the European Greens, Dany Cohn-Bendit, attended the event at Dublin Castle to present the Join the Food Revolution campaign.
www.rte.ie /news/2004/0413/greens.html   (267 words)

 Europe: European Greens unite - but are they a radical alternative?
Die Grÿnen, Les Verts, the Green Party - the German, French and UK Green Parties, along with 29 other European Green parties, are now one party standing on one platform.
The two Green MEPs (one for London and one for the South East) were both active in the anti-war movement.
When the Greens capitulate to the constraints of the system and adopt a more 'realpolitik' approach however, it is possible that more radical elements will be won over to the struggle for a socialist society.
www.socialistworld.net /eng/2004/03/08greens.html   (803 words)

 EC, Eastern Europe, European Greens
In December, 1989 Green Committees of Correspondence (GCoC) members Ross Mirkarimi (San Francisco Greens) and Mindy Lorenz (Santa Clara River Greens) formally broke the ice with our European Green friends by representing the International Working Group of the GCoC for the first time at a meeting of the (then) 21-nation European Greens coordination in Brussels.
What the Greens see evolving instead is Western European power that is potentially exploitative and anti-ecological, centralized and undemocratic, and militaristic and colonial -- together the worst of the world view that produced both the cold War and the Greenhouse Effect.
The Greens argue that with the dawning of the Age of the Greenhouse Effect, the EC formulation will be leading Europeans even further away from an ecologically sustainable society.
www.feinstein.org /greensynthesis/eceasteuropeeurogreens.html   (1863 words)

 Welcome to the European Greens
Greens criticise apparent deal on the future presidents of the European Commission and Parliament.
The European Greens Greens' Food Culture campaign is taking on the world's most powerful fast-food Chain McDonalds on the subject of obesity and indigestibility of their food.
The European Greens have given their backing to 'The Day After Tomorrow', a new film dealing with climate change, saying that it will raise awareness of the potential consequences of climate change.
www.eurogreens.org /cms/default/rubrik/2/2974.egp_website@ca.htm   (366 words)

 S/R 26: News from European Greens
The new Green federation is already represented by hundreds of local council members, over a dozen regional parliamentarians and one member of the national parliament.
This is an alliance of the Greens with “renovated left” parties that clearly identify with the European Greens.
This is something all small Green Parties should reflect on, especially now that we are starting to prepare the campaign for the 2004 European Parliament elections, when there is a strong possibility that a new group of EU member countries will be participating.
www.greens.org /s-r/26/26-06.html   (2300 words)

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