Green Europe
Europa Verde
SpokespersonAngelo Bonelli
Eleonora Evi
PresidentMarco Boato
Fiorella Zabatta
Founded5 April 2019 (list)
10 July 2021 (party)
Preceded byFederation of the Greens
HeadquartersVia Valenziani 5, Rome
Youth wingYoung Green Europeanists
IdeologyGreen politics
Progressivism
Pro-Europeanism
Political positionCentre-left to left-wing
European affiliationEuropean Green Party
International affiliationGlobal Greens
European Parliament groupGreens–EFA
Colours  Green
Chamber of Deputies
0 / 630
Senate
0 / 315
European Parliament
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Regional
Councils
6 / 897
Website
europaverde.it

Green Europe (Italian: Europa Verde, EV), officially Green Europe – Greens (Europa Verde – Verdi), is a green political party in Italy. Its leaders are Angelo Bonelli and Eleonora Evi.

It was established as an electoral list to take part to the 2019 European Parliament election in connection with the European Green Party. Its founding members were the Federation of the Greens, Green Italia, Possible and, locally, the Greens of South Tyrol.[1] Since 2019, EV has also fielded candidates under its symbol in several regional and local elections.

EV became a full-fledged political party in July 2021.[2][3][4]

History

In the early stages of the campaign for the 2019 European Parliament election, the Federation of the Greens and Green Italia formed an agreement with Italia in Comune of Federico Pizzarotti to form an electoral list for the 2019 European Parliament election. However, in March, Italia in Comune abandoned the alliance with the Greens, instead joining More Europe.[5] The Greens subsequently made an agreement with Beatrice Brignone's Possible, whose members approved it in a vote. The Greens of South Tyrol also joined the alliance.

After that an article by Il Foglio reported that two candidates on the alliance's electoral 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 neo-fascist Tricolour Flame party), Giuseppe Civati informally withdrew his candidacy and suspended his election campaign.[6]

The list received 2.3% of the vote, which was an improvement from 2014 but still not enough to exceed the 4% threshold for proportional representation in the European Parliament. Civati received the most votes of the list, with 12,247 preference votes.[7]

In the 2020 regional elections, EV won seats in Veneto, Marche and Campania.

In July 2021, EV became a full-fledged political party, with Angelo Bonelli and Eleonora Evi as its leaders.[2]

In the 2021 local elections, EV won 0.9% of the vote in Rome, 5.1% in Milan, 3.2% in Naples, 0.9% in Turin and 2.8% in Bologna.

Original composition

On the occasion of the 2019 European Parliament election the list was composed of the following parties:[8]

Party Main ideology Leader
Federation of the Greens (FdV) Green politics Angelo Bonelli
Green Italia (GI) Green politics Annalisa Corrado and Carmine Maturo
Possible (Pos) Progressivism Beatrice Brignone
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 +/−
Liguria 2020 9,193 (10th)[a] 1.5
0 / 31
Emilia-Romagna 2020 42,156 (8th) 2.0
1 / 50
Increase 1
Veneto 2020 34,647 (9th) 1.7
1 / 51
Increase 1
Marche 2020 17,268 (7th) 2.8
1 / 31
Increase 1
Umbria 2019 5,975 (10th) 1.4
0 / 21

Leadership

References

  1. ^ "Europa Verde: un progetto comune di Verdi e Possibile per le Europee" (in Italian). Federation of the Greens. 5 April 2019. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b https://europaverde.it/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Criteri-organizzativi-di-Europa-Verde-DEF.pdf
  3. ^ "Iscrizione a Europa Verde".
  4. ^ "Nasce Europa Verde,"rilanciamo ambientalismo politico" - Ambiente & Energia". ANSA.it. July 11, 2021.
  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.
  8. ^ "Europee 2019, la lista Europa Verde nasce in uno dei Fridays for Future" (in Italian). Giornalettismo. 5 April 2019. Retrieved 30 April 2019.