10th Jun 2023


Greens add five new MEPs to EU parliamentary group

The Greens added five MEPs to their group in the European Parliament, increasing the size of the fourth-largest EP group to 74 in the 751-seat chamber. The new members hail from the Czech Pirate Party, and the German satirical party, Die Partei. "We are pleased to announce that a further five MEPs joined the Greens," lead candidate Bas Eickhout tweeted, adding: "Talks with other parties are still ongoing."

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