First day at the Parliament, a new beginning for the alliance

We could sense a joyful atmosphere between the members of the alliance. Some of them happy to be reunited, others, as new MEPs, eager to discover the Parliament and their new colleagues. “The European Parliament is officially opened. First time ever with @Enhedslisten in place with the rest of the European left.” said Nikolaj Villumsen, proud to be elected for Enhedslisten.

Happy moments between Marisa Matias, Younous Omarjee,
Nikolaj Villumsen, Manon Aubry and Malin Bjork.

Already at work

This first session was already the time to make several stands for the alliance. Mercosur agreement, immigration policies, top jobs distribution… Now the People! refuses that those important matters are eventually decided whether or not the Parliament is consulted. The alliance wants to bring human, ecological and democratic responses on those subjects. “ »We want the EU to progress but not based on the exploitation of workers or natural resources” said Sira Rego, GUE/NGL candidate for president of the European Parliament.

May 11th : our first common meeting in Marseille !

Hanna Gedin, Ione Belarra, Manon Aubry, Eva Milsted, Jean-Luc Mélenchon and José Manuel Pureza together in Marseille !

The alliance is hosting its first meeting in Marseille in the south of France. This meeting is a signal to all of the people in Europe : you are not alone !

The European Union is at a crossroads. Will it be part of the solution to the climate crisis, or part of the problem? Will it cling to failed one-sided, market-oriented policies, or will it choose a different direction? Will the extreme Right use the EU to spread intolerance? Or will we be able to reshape European cooperation into one based on solidarity? To tackle the challenges that lie ahead, the European Union must be reformed we must break up with the European treaties.

Together we say that real change in Europe will come from the people.

If you agree come to the meeting :
May, 11th 2019 at 4.30pm
Porte d’Aix, Marseille, France

Speakers :
Hanna Gedin, Vänsterpartiet
Iona Belarra, Podemos
Eva Milsted, Enhedslisten
Manon Aubry, La France insoumise
Jean-Luc Mélenchon, La France insoumise
José Manuel Pureza, Bloco de esquerda

In Copenhagen, for a new green deal in Europe

Multinationals and liberal governments prevent any life-saving decisions ! The EU, instead of being the decisionmaking ground for an ecological transition, is blocking national and common ecological policies. The alliance Now the people is determined to make a real change within the EU by defending a new green deal in Europe.

In Copenhagen, Farida Amrani was joined by Pernille Skipper, spokesperson of the danish Red-green Alliance, Nikolaj Villumsen, head of list for the Danish Red-green Alliance, Jorge Costa, deputy from Bloco de Esquerda (Portugal) and Jonas Karlsson, swedish candidate for Europe’s parliament. The program includes a presentation of the alliance’s proposals, some meetings and debates with the press and the Danish actors who are fighting every day for the environment protection.

Now the People has already a set of common demands for the climate that you can read here.

We want climate and social justice ! We want it now !


For immediate binding climate objectives
cut 65% of CO2 emissions in the EU by 2030; implement binding rules; require the wealthiest and the most polluting multinationals to pay more

For a European green rule
privilege environment and climate over Internal market freedoms, and deficit and debt rules in the EU treaties; end the quest for profit and rethink the functioning of our society according to ecosystem’s limits

For a Green Investment Plan
Launch of a massive public investment plan for a 100% renewable energy model, to renovate housing, tackle energy poverty and put energy sobriety forward;

Targeting CO2 neutrality in transports
Develop multimodal mobility and free public transport; invest in local railways for rebalancing territories; give preference to rail freight; establish a European Train Fund to develop connections between Europes’ capitols; introduce a progressive flight taxes in all EU countries; ban sales of new fossil fuel cars in the EU by 2025

For a new agricultural model and good food for all
Guarantee good quality food and promote local and ecological agriculture; end the use of pesticides; promote short food supply chains

Stop the old world that destruct the planet
Stop fuels subsidies; stop free-trade agreements like CETA; end gigantic useless projects; unmask greenwashing and fight against false solutions like nuclear energy, “natural” gas, geoengineering and the carbon market; prohibit new fossil fuel infrastructure (production, transport and storage),

Public services are good for the planet
Recognition of water and energy as common goods and develop public services; nationalization and democratization of the production and distribution systems of electricity

For wildlife and nature
Protect biodiversity and natural areas inside and outside Europe