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By Emilie van Haute

The emergence of eco-friendly events all through Europe in the course of 80s marked the coming of a brand new kind of political move. This publication contains person case reviews and a comparative standpoint to assemble overseas experts engaged within the research of eco-friendly events. It renews and expands our wisdom in regards to the eco-friendly occasion family members in Europe.

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Both parties managed to (re)enter parliament. In the 1990s, the GPS became the dominant Green party in Switzerland. All cantonal organisations of the alternative Greens were integrated step by step into the federal party in a long process that had already started with the Demokratische Alternative Bern in 1985 (Seitz, 2008) and that finally ended with the canton of Zug in 2009 (Grüne/Les Verts, 2013b). 5 The incorporation of the alternative branches changed the Greens’ profile and moved the party towards the left.

While at that time opposition to nuclear energy was also tactically directed against the government led by the Social Democrats (SPÖ), it later turned into a kind of ‘state doctrine’. A few years later, in the winter of 1984–1985, protests stopped the construction of a hydroelectric power station on the Danube near Hainburg, close to the then Czechoslovak Socialist Republic (now Slovakia). First, the government declared a ‘Christmas peace’ and postponed further forest clearances; later, the area became a national park.

35–79. Part I Case studies 1 The Greens in Austria and Switzerland Two successful opposition parties Martin Dolezal Introduction The Austrian and Swiss Greens belong to the successful members of the Green party family. Since 1979 and 1986 (Switzerland and Austria, respectively), they have been represented in the national parliament. Their vote shares are close to (Switzerland) or even above (Austria) 10 per cent, and they are also represented in several governments at the regional and local levels.

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