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08.02.2013
Van Rompuy’s Silent Coup d’Etat

Nothing seems to disturb what feels like a silent coup d’état carried out with the tacit consent of 27 Heads of State and Government.

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01.12.2012
Next challenges for the European Greens

In the 2009 European Parliament elections, the Green Group of MEPs won 13 more seats to become the 4th largest group. However when the European Parliament faces elections again in 2014, the political environmental will be vastly different. How to the Greens repeat their success of 2009 in such a situation? The Green European Journal talks to European Green Party Co-Chair Reinhard Bütikofer about his plans.

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01.12.2012
On the importance of inequality for the European Greens

Inequality helped set in motion a downward spiral that resulted in the global financial crisis. Today, that inequality has finally been acknowledged as a central problem, and addressing it successfully can help us to not only overcome the crisis but to move to a more sustainable society.

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17.10.2012
Groenlinks Must Be Greener and Lefter

The world view of GroenLinks is founded on three deeply-held convictions: Green, leftist and progressive. These ideals are still alive but each of them in turn points to the need for a sharper critique of capitalism and the neoliberal culture.

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17.10.2012
Is the Fiscal Compact Just a Waiting Room for Euro Members-To-Be?

Whatever line the Green Party takes, all eyes should be on the French Greens, whose rejection of the Fiscal Treaty demonstrates that you can maintain your independence even while in government.

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11.10.2012
The Ambition Must Be Green – Reflections on the Dutch Election

Voters dealt the Dutch GroenLinks party a painful blow. The solution is clear: the party must get its act together and pursue an unambiguously Green identity.

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20.09.2012
Europe on the Way to a Political Union?

A political union, with a “Eurobond Parliament”, might offer a solution to the Eurozone crisis.

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06.09.2012
Decision-Making and Planetary Survival

Today, democracy is too often based on short-term interests. Policies are therefore designed for that purpose – pre-election budgets for example – and the long term interests of the planet are given less priority.

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29.08.2012
Greens in Government: an Alternative for Europe?

The French Greens (Europe Écologie Les Verts) are at a crucial point in their history.

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22.08.2012
European Leaders and Their Dangerous Game

Polish commentator Cezary Michalski likens Germany to a nuclear power plant – providing energy to Europe when working well, but a destructive force when it fails.

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