The Greens in the 2019 European elections

Pearson, Mitya and Rüdig, Wolfgang (2020) The Greens in the 2019 European elections. Environmental Politics, 29 (2). pp. 336-343. ISSN 0964-4016 (

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Green parties were particularly successful in the May 2019 elections to the European Parliament (EP). 55 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) representing the European Green Party (EGP) were elected, a major advance on the 37 elected in 2014 and surpassing the previous high of 47 MEPs in 2009. This success helped to boost The Greens / European Free Alliance (EFA) parliamentary group to 75 , up from 50 in 2014. With the main centre-left and centre-right groups together failing to command a majority in the Parliament for the first time, the Greens have reason to expect that their influence will increase substantially. Many Green parties will also hope that success in the European elections will have a positive effect on their standing at national level.