As activist Greta Thunberg focuses minds on climate and environmental concerns, FRANCE 24 interviews top Green MEP Ska Keller. The president of the Group of the Greens bloc at the European Parliament tells us why she believes that member states’ national governments are the biggest obstacle to climate action. She also explains why she thinks Boris Johnson should rethink his opposition to a Scottish independence referendum, and why it’s a “no” to nuclear as the continent signs up to ambitious goals on fighting climate change.
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France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.