European People’s Party
The European People’s Party can be called EPP for short.
The EPP understand that there will be many challenges for Europe in 2009.
The EPP have many aims:
Party of European Socialists
The Party of European Socialist can be called PES for short.
The PES wants us to vote for a progressive European Union
Progressive means action that brings change
“People first” is the title of the PES plan
United Green Parties of Europe
The United Green Parties of Europe have a plan called a Green New Deal.
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe can be called ALDE for short
ALDE has a plan for Europe.
ALDE has ten political priorities.
Priorities are the most important things that must be dealt with first.
Independence – Democracy Group
The Independence / Democracy Group can be called ID for short.
The ID is made up of 22 people from 9 countries
This group do not all share the same ideas
It is a group that represents independent candidates
Independent candidates are politicians that do not belong to any political party
Irish Parties and European groups
This is the present situation of current Irish members of the European Parliament. After the 2009 elections each national party will decide which group it will belong to.