The Greens–European Free Alliance

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The Greens/European Free Alliance
European Parliament group
Logo greens-efa.png
EG-EFA logo
Name The Greens/European Free Alliance
English abbr. Greens/EFA[1]
French abbr. Verts/ALE[2]
Formal name Parliamentary Group of The Greens / European Free Alliance in the European Parliament
Ideology Green politics[3]
Regionalism[3]
Minority politics[3]
European parties European Green Party
European Free Alliance
From 1999
Preceded by The Green Group
European Radical Alliance
Chaired by Daniel Cohn-Bendit MEP & Rebecca Harms MEP
MEP(s) 58 (December 2013)
Website http://www.greens-efa.eu/

The Greens/European Free Alliance (Greens/EFA) is the political group in the European Parliament containing green and regionalist political parties.[4][5][6]

The Greens/EFA group consists of two distinct European political parties – the European Green Party (EGP) and the European Free Alliance (EFA).[7] The EFA consists of parties representing stateless nations, regionalist and minority political interests. The Alliance has generally limited its membership to progressive parties.[8] These European parties are joined by national parties, such as the Dutch Europe Transparent (between 2004 and 2009) and the Swedish Pirate Party (since 2009).[9]

Group members[edit]

State National party European party MEPs 2004-2009 MEPs 2009-2014 (as of 22 December 2013)
Austria Austria The Greens – The Green Alternative European Green Party 2
2 / 19
Belgium Belgium Ecolo European Green Party
1 / 24
1 / 9
2 / 22
2 / 8
Green European Green Party
1 / 24
1 / 14
1 / 22
1 / 13
New Flemish Alliance European Free Alliance in EPP-ED group
1 / 22
1 / 13
Denmark Denmark Socialist People's Party European Green Party,[A 1] NGLA 1
1 / 13
Estonia Estonia Independent (Indrek Tarand) independent[10] 1
Finland Finland Green League European Green Party 1
2 / 13
France France Europe Ecology – The Greens European Green Party 6
15 / 72
[B 1]
Party of the Corsican Nation European Free Alliance 0
1 / 72
Germany Germany Alliance '90/The Greens European Green Party 13
14 / 99
Greece Greece Ecologist Greens European Green Party 0
1 / 22
Italy Italy Federation of the Greens European Green Party 2 0
Latvia Latvia For Human Rights in United Latvia European Free Alliance 1
1 / 8
Luxembourg Luxembourg The Greens European Green Party 1
1 / 6
Netherlands Netherlands GreenLeft European Green Party 2
3 / 25
Europe Transparent unaligned 2
Portugal Portugal Independent (Rui Tavares) independent[11] 1
Romania Romania Independent (László Tőkés) European Free Alliance 1 in EPP group
Spain Spain Equo European Green Party 1 0
Republican Left of Catalonia European Free Alliance 0
1 / 50
[B 2]
Initiative for Catalonia Greens European Green Party 1
1 / 50
Basque Solidarity European Free Alliance 1 0
Galician Nationalist Bloc European Free Alliance 0
1 / 50
[B 3]
Sweden Sweden Green Party European Green Party 1
2 / 18
Pirate Party European Pirate Party
2 / 18
[B 1]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Green Party of England and Wales European Green Party 2
2 / 72
2 / 69
Scottish National Party European Free Alliance 2
2 / 72
2 / 69
Plaid Cymru – Party of Wales European Free Alliance 1
1 / 72
1 / 69
Sources [12]
  1. ^ Observer status
  1. ^ a b including one Lisbon MEP
  2. ^ until 31/12/2011
  3. ^ from 01/01/2012
The Greens-EFA has MEPs from 15 states, including 10 with more than one MEP (in dark green) and 5 with one MEP each (in light green).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Who we are - The Greens | European Free Alliance. Greens-efa.eu. Retrieved on 2013-09-28.
  2. ^ Qui sommes-nous ? - The Greens | European Free Alliance. Greens-efa.eu. Retrieved on 2013-09-28.
  3. ^ a b c Parties and Elections in Europe: The database about parliamentary elections and political parties in Europe, by Wolfram Nordsieck
  4. ^ John Peterson; Michael Shackleton (22 March 2012). The Institutions of the European Union. Oxford University Press. pp. 341–. ISBN 978-0-19-957498-8. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Andreas Staab (24 June 2011). The European Union Explained, Second Edition: Institutions, Actors, Global Impact. Indiana University Press. pp. 67–. ISBN 978-0-253-00164-1. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  6. ^ Alexander H. Trechsel (13 September 2013). Towards a Federal Europe. Taylor & Francis. pp. 72–. ISBN 978-1-317-99818-1. 
  7. ^ Who we are on greens-efa.eu
  8. ^ Gupta, Devashree (2008). "Nationalism Across Borders: Transnational Nationalist Advocacy in the European Union". Comparative European Politics 6 (6): 61. doi:10.1057/palgrave.cep.6110127. 
  9. ^ VoteWatch Europe: European Parliament, Council of the EU. Votewatch.eu. Retrieved on 2013-09-28.
  10. ^ Indrek Tarand on europarl.europa.eu
  11. ^ Rui Tavares on europarl.europa.eu
  12. ^ List of elected MEPs on greens-efa.eu

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