Nordic Green Left Alliance

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Nordic Green Left Alliance
Founded1 February 2004
IdeologyDemocratic socialism
Eco-socialism
Socialism
Environmentalism
Factions:
Euroscepticism
Pro-Europeanism
Political positionLeft-wing
ColoursRed, Green
Riksdag
28 / 349
Folketing
33 / 179
Eduskunta
16 / 200
Storting
11 / 169
Althing
11 / 63
Inatsisartut
8 / 31
Løgting
6 / 33
European Parliament
5 / 46
(Nordic seats)
Website
Nordic-green-left-alliance.org

The Nordic Green Left Alliance (NGLA) is an alliance of Nordic left-wing parties, founded in Reykjavík, Iceland, on 1 February 2004.

Members[edit]

The member organizations of NGLA are:

Country National party National MPs European MPs
# of seats Last election # of seats Last election # of seats Last election
 Denmark Socialist People's Party
(Socialistisk Folkeparti)
14 / 175
2019
14 / 179
2019
2 / 13
2019
Red-Green Alliance
(Enhedslisten – De Rød-Grønne)
13 / 175
2019
13 / 179
2019
1 / 14
The Alternative
(Alternativet)
5 / 175
2019
5 / 179
2019
0 / 13
 Faroe Islands Republic
(Tjóðveldi)
6 / 33
2019
0 / 179
0 / 2
2019
Not in EU
 Finland Left Alliance
(Vasemmistoliitto/Vänsterförbundet)
16 / 200
2019
1 / 13
2019
 Greenland Community of the People
(Inuit Ataqatigiit)
8 / 31
2018
1 / 179
1 / 2
2019
Not in EU
 Iceland Left-Green Movement
(Vinstrihreyfingin-grænt framboð)
11 / 63
2017
Not in EU
 Norway Socialist Left Party
(Sosialistisk Venstreparti)
11 / 169
2017
Not in EU
 Sweden Left Party
(Vänsterpartiet)
28 / 349
2018
1 / 20
2019

Most of the member parties of NGLA have not joined the Party of the European Left (the Finnish Left Alliance and the Danish Red-Green Alliance being a recent exception), but NGLA participates in EL events as an observer.

In the European Parliament, the MEP of the Swedish Left Party, the Danish Red-Green Alliance and the Finnish Left Alliance are part of the European United Left–Nordic Green Left parliamentary group, whilst the Danish Socialist People's Party MEP is member of the Greens-EFA group. The Irish Sinn Féin, the Basque EH Bildu, the Dutch Party for Animals and the German Party Human Environment Animal Welfare have also joined the NGL.

Elected representatives of Member Parties[edit]

European institutions[edit]

Organisation Institution Number of seats
 European Union European Commission
0 / 28
European Council
(Heads of Government)
0 / 28
Council of the European Union
(Participation in Government)
1 / 28
European Parliament
5 / 751
 Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly
3 / 318

See also[edit]