The Greens/EFA Group believes that Europe represents a common home and future. The group stands for environmental protection, equal opportunities, social justice and an open, democratic Europe where citizens take part in politics and are not overridden by corporate interests. It demands future-oriented investment to create more and better jobs and the protection of rights and freedoms within and outside the EU. It promotes progressive and sustainable solutions to the issues facing the EU.
Rebecca Harms has been Co-President of the Greens/EFA group since 2009. She has been an MEP since 2004 and focuses on energy, climate policy, consumer protection and EU-Ukraine relations. She was previously Chairwoman and Member of the Green group in the State Parliament of Lower Saxony. The fight against nuclear energy has shaped Rebecca Harms’ life. A gardener by trade and documentary-film maker, in 1977 she was one of the founders of Germany’s first anti-nuclear citizen-activist groups.
Philippe Lamberts has been Co-President of the Greens/EFA group since 2014 and is currently a member of the ECON committee. In the previous legislature, he focused on files dealing with macro-economic issues, economic governance and banking regulation. Philippe Lamberts held several positions within the European Green Party (Co-President from 2006 to 2012) and the Belgian green party (Ecolo). Following studies in engineering mathematics, he worked in varied positions at IBM from 1987 to 2009.