Sargent signs charter of European Green Party


A delegation of Irish Green Party members is in Rome today for the signing of the foundation charter of the new European Green Party.

The new group - a collaboration of Green parties from 31 countries - was officially founded yesterday. They intend to campaign in June's European elections on a joint manifesto, with a unified publicity campaign.

The charter was signed today by Irish Greens leader, Mr Trevor Sargent.

 "It is the first time in the history of the European Union that a political family is uniting to lead a common election campaign," Mr Sergeant said.