Green Europe

Federation of the Greens Green politics Greens (South Tyrol)
Green Europe

Europa Verde
FoundedMarch 2019
Preceded byGreen Italy – European Greens
HeadquartersRome, Italy
IdeologyGreen politics
Progressivism
Feminism[1][2]
Pro-Europeanism
Political positionCentre-left to left-wing
European affiliationEuropean Green Party
(FdV and Grüne)
European Parliament groupGreens–EFA
Colours     Green
Chamber of Deputies
0 / 630
Senate
0 / 315
European Parliament
0 / 73
Website
europaverde.it

Green Europe (Italian: Europa Verde, EV, Verdi) is a green and progressive coalition of political parties in Italy that took part to the 2019 European Parliament election in connection with the European Green Party.[3]

The coalition is composed of the Federation of the Greens, Possible, Green Italy (whose leader is also a member of Possible) and Greens of South Tyrol.[4]

History

Initially the Federation of the Greens found an agreement with Italy in Common of Federico Pizzarotti to form a list for the 2019 European Parliament election; however, in March, Pizzarotti decided to abandon the alliance with the Greens to make an agreement with More Europe.[5] Subsequently the Greens made an agreement with Possible of Beatrice Brignone, that submitted the alliance to an internal vote among its members.

After that an article by Il Foglio reported that two candidates on the list (Giuliana Farinaro and Elvira Maria Vernengo) had received support from the Green Front (led by Vincenzo Galizia, former leader of the youth section of the Tricolour Flame), Giuseppe Civati withdrew (informally) his candidacy and suspended his election campaign.[6]

In the EP election the list received 2.29% of the votes, thus not exceeding the 4% threshold of the italian electoral law. Civati was the most voted candidate on the list with 12,247 preferences.[7]

Composition

The alliance is composed of the following parties:

Party Main ideology Leader
Federation of the Greens (FdV) Green politics Angelo Bonelli
Possible (Pos) Progressivism Beatrice Brignone
Green Italy (GI) Green politics Annalisa Corrado
Greens of South Tyrol (Grüne) Green politics Tobias Planer and Brigitte Foppa

Electoral results

European Parliament

European Parliament
Election year Votes % Seats +/– Leader
2019 621,492 (7th) 2.32
0 / 73
Giuseppe Civati[a]
  1. ^ As main candidate.

Regional Councils

Region Election year Votes % Seats +/−
Emilia-Romagna 2020 42,156 (8th) 1.95
1 / 50
Umbria 2019 5,975 (10th) 1.43
0 / 21

References

  1. ^ "NEuropee, Verdi italiani: l'occasione persa e la lezione degli altri Paesi". 13 July 2019.
  2. ^ I Verdi presentano il simbolo per le europee: "Vogliamo dare risposte ai giovani dei Fridays for future" - la Repubblica
  3. ^ "Europee 2019, la lista Europa Verde nasce in uno dei Fridays for Future" (in Italian). Giornalettismo. 5 April 2019. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Europa Verde: un progetto comune di Verdi e Possibili per le Europee" (in Italian). Federation of the Greens. 5 April 2019. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Pizzarotti "lascia" i Verdi e si schiera con +Europa: in arrivo la lista per Strasburgo". Il Sole 24 ORE.
  6. ^ "Scissioni e liti. Il Foglio manda in tilt il fronte dei Verdi". www.ilfoglio.it.
  7. ^ Stefanoni, Franco (May 27, 2019). "Elezioni europee, chi ha preso più preferenze: Salvini 2,2 milioni, Berlusconi 594 mila, Meloni 434 mila. Tutti i più votati". Corriere della Sera.