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Germany's Greens voted in a party congress to support formal coalition talks with the Social Democrats and Liberals.
Germany's traffic light coalition moves closer to forming a government
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Talks over Germany's 'traffic light coalition' begin on Thursday
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"Voters handed the real power to two smaller parties, the Greens (Die Grünen) and the liberal FDP, who are now guaranteed to be part of almost any possible coalition."
Greens chose Yannick Jadot as their candidate for French presidency
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Despite vast differences in policy, one thing the remaining candidates for chancellor have in common is their pro-European views.
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As political parties set out to discuss how to form a governing coalition in Germany, two parties know they're in a position of strength: the Free Democrats and the Greens.
Will Germany's new government be good news for the environment?
The Green Party have had their most successful result ever in the German elections, likely because of severe flooding this summer.
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Climate is the key issue for voters. Is that helping Germany's Greens?
The German Greens have increased their support significantly since the 2017 elections but they're still polling below the two traditional centre-right and centre-left German political parties.
German leadership candidates apologise for inappropriate behaviour
CDU candidate Armin Laschet was seen laughing at a press conference on Germany's recent floods, while the Green party co-leader Annalena Baerbock has admitted to using the N-word during an interview.
Smear campaign or freak peak? How the German greens lost momentum
The Greens raced to a shock lead in the polls following their nomination of Annalena Baerbock for chancellor - but amid accusations of plagiarism, CV embellishment, and a coordinated advertising attack campaign, their lead has vanished.
How have the Greens fared one year after France's municipal elections?
It's been a year since the Green Party in France won several major cities in the municipal elections. How have they fared since?
Greens pick Annalena Baerbock as their candidate to replace Merkel
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Germany 'super election year' starts with state and regional ballots
On Sunday two German states with a combined population of over 15 million people will elect new regional governments. It's the start of the so-called 'super election year' culminating with federal elections in September.
Greens win mayoral runoffs in Germany's most populous state
Germany's Greens won several mayoral races in North Rhine-Westphalia, the country's most populous state.
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Europe’s cities should take lead on environmental change, says Lyon’s first Green mayor
Grégory Doucet was at the head of a green wave in France’s recent local elections, becoming mayor of the country’s third largest city. Now he says like-minded mayors in other countries should join with him to help influence policy in Brussels.
Can France's Green Party recreate their success on the national stage?
The Green Party won several big cities in France's recent municipal elections but it remains to be seen if the party is able to continue that success nationally.
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A low turnout and a more nuanced nationwide picture mean the political outlook remains uncertain.
EU wants to slash pesticide use by 50% and boost organic farming
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