déi gréng lead candidates Tilly Metz and Meris Sehovic
Photo: Déi Gréng
Luxembourg will host elections to appoint 6 MEPs to the European Parliament on 26 May. Today Delano features déi gréng (green party) who, prior to the elections had one MEP in Tilly Metz.
When was your party established and who founded it?
The Luxembourgish Green party was founded on 23 June 1983. Among its founding members, many were engaged in peace or anti-nuclear movements in Luxembourg.
What, if any, are your links to the European blocs?
In the European Parliament, déi gréng is part of the Greens/EFA group.
What do you consider the most important issues facing voters in Luxembourg?
Global issues like climate change, plastic pollution or dramatic biodiversity losses, are all concerns for a large number of citizens in Luxembourg. While the country has been quite spared by the recent rise of populism and nationalism in Europe and beyond, it is a threat most of the voters are aware of and wish to avoid. Lastly, the rise of poverty in the EU has also hit Luxembourg with a growing rate of residents living below the poverty threshold.
Name one thing you hope to accomplish if any of your candidates are successful?
We hope to embark on a journey to bring about a paradigm shift in the Common Agricultural Policy; away from senseless and export-oriented subsidies, towards a fairer and more reasonable system, which supports sustainability and quality of production over quantity, especially in animal husbandry.
Please name the candidates representing your party in the European elections.
Tilly Metz, current MEP and co-lead candidate with Meris Sehovic, Tanja Duprez, Christian Kmiotek, Martin Kox and Jessie Thill.