Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen addresses the European Parliament today (14 Feb). Commenting on this, Greens/EFA co-presidents Ska Keller and Philippe Lamberts said:
"Van der Bellen embodies hope for the whole of Europe. He has shown that enthusiasm for the EU and a commitment to European values can resonate with the majority of voters. There is an important lesson to be learned from his success.
"Rather than chasing after the right-wing nationalists, we must focus on our own strengths and goals. We will now fight to prove that what Van der Bellen achieved in Austria can be replicated all across the European Union."