"Surfing The Green Wave? Climate Party Hopes Ride High In EU Vote"

"BUDAPEST/BRISTOL - An ebb in support for mainstream parties is raising hopes among Europe’s Greens that they could act as kingmakers in the next European Parliament, with growing concerns over climate change likely to hand them their strongest showing yet.

With the center-left and center-right bloc set to lose their joint majority in elections across the European Union this week, the Greens hope to increase their influence as parties jostle to create new alliances in the next EU legislature.

There will be limits to what they can do, but the Greens want to push for faster cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, as well as for influence in the areas of trade, tax and the rule of law in any negotiations to form a bloc to counter gains on the eurosceptic far-right."

Alissa de Carbonnel and Matthew Green report for Reuters May 22, 2019.

Source: Reuters, 05/23/2019