The Green Group in the European Parliament

The Green Group
European parliamentary group

The Green Group logo
Name The Green Group
English abbr. G
French abbr. V
Formal name The Green Group in the European Parliament
Ideology Green politics
Associated organisations European Federation of Green Parties
From July 25, 1989
To July 20, 1999
Preceded by Rainbow Group
Succeeded by The Greens–European Free Alliance
Chaired by Maria Amélia Santos,
Alexander Langer,
Claudia Roth
MEP(s) 30 (July 25, 1989),
27 (May 30, 1994),
23 (July 19, 1994),
27 (May 5, 1999),
38 (June 13, 1999)

The Green Group in the European Parliament was a Green political group with seats in the European Parliament between 1989 and 1999.


In 1989[1][2] the Rainbow Group split, with the Greens forming a group called "The Green Group in the European Parliament", and the Regionalists remaining within a continuing but diminished Rainbow Group. The Greens and Regionalists stayed within separate parliamentary groups until 1999,[1][3] when the two Groups reunited under the European Greens–European Free Alliance[3] banner.


The group's formal name was "The Green Group in the European Parliament",[4][5][6] not the "Green Group in the European Parliament". Unlike other groups, the "the" was part of the formal name of the group.


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