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Why Greens?

I was elected to the European Parliament as an independent candidate. As I had to remain true to my beliefs and voters alike, I had no other choice but to continue as an independent Member of the European Parliament. Since the “old” ideas like liberalism, conservatism and social democracy cannot give answers and solutions to the challenges of the 21st century, I decided to join the political EP group that has a potential to do this -  the Greens. I found their perspectives and globally valid point of views very fascinating – more fascinating than having more and more power…

Besides, the Greens did not want me to join their party, unlike other political groups. One may say that it was a matter of flexibility – we respect each other’s point of views and co-operate where and when we can. When we have different opinions, then I will not sabotage their objectives and they will understand that my opinion is my opinion…

At the same time, as political culture in Estonia is very young and still developing, suffering under political parties both in power and in the opposition that do not respect citizens rights and freedom of speech – the Estonian Green Party did not manage to get a mandate during the last European Elections. It would be only healthy to have a country represented in all the (significant) political groups in the EP. Also, it is vital to uphold the political diversity in Estonia and protect freedom of speech, open lists during elections and prevent people from getting sucked into political parties against their will.