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Back In Government

Back In Government

Back In Government Finland’s Greens Enter National Coalition Once Again by Panu Laturi, Party Secretary, Vihre‰t-De Grˆna (Finnish Green Party) For the first time since 2002, when it left coalition government over the Finnish parliament’s decision to approve construction of a new nuclear power plant, Vihre‰t-De Grˆna (the Greens) is back in coalition government. After receiving 8.5 percent of the vote in the March 18 General Elections and increasing the number of seats from 14 to 15 in the 200-member…

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Finnish Greens Enter Coalition With Pro-Nuclear Parties

Finnish Greens Enter Coalition With Pro-Nuclear Parties

Finnish Greens Enter Coalition With Pro-Nuclear Parties by Oras Tynkkynen, Green member of Finnish Parliament The Finnish Greens have not and will not support or sanction any nuclear projects whatsoever. – Oras Tynkkynen In 2002 the Finnish parliament voted 107 to 92 to approve a fifth nuclear reactor. Immediately afterward, in protest, the Finnish Green Party Vihre‰t left the five-party coalition government of which it had been a member of since 1995. Today, despite being the only party represented in…

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Irish Greens Enter Coalition Government For The First Time

Irish Greens Enter Coalition Government For The First Time

Irish Greens Enter Coalition Government For The First Time Historic Accord Provides Chance To Show They Can Govern by Mike Feinstein, Advisor, International Committee of the Green Party of the United States What do you do if you’ve been around for 25 years and you’ve been ahead of the political curve on issues like the environment, but your country’s political system has been behind the times in recognizing it? Then all of a sudden you get a chance for real…

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