EU green movements welcome ‘historic moment’ after French municipals

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Green movements in Europe have described the historic win by ecological parties in France’s municipal elections on Sunday as a historical moment. Dr Jens Althoff, Paris bureau director of the Heinrich Boll Foundation, a German political foundation affiliated with the German Green Party, says awareness of public and personal health has been reinforced by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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