The Green vision for Europe will be debated in the capital tomorrow night (Tuesday 28 April).
Elaine Morrison, the Scottish Green Partyâ€™s top candidate for the European elections on 4 June will address a public meeting organised by the Edinburgh branch.Â At the meeting she will outline the Greensâ€™ plans for reclaiming the economy with massive investment in energy efficiency, renewables and public transport, creating thousands of jobs in the process.
Ms Morrison said:
â€œThe European Parliament can seem remote to communities here in Edinburgh.Â But there has never been a more important time to send a Scottish Green representative, to join the existing group of 34 Green MEPs, and to show that the Green vision can address the three major challenges of the credit crunch, climate change and energy security.â€?Â Â Â Â Â
Robin Harper, Green MSP for Lothians added:
â€œIn the last elections in 2004, MEPs from four parties were elected, with the Greens coming fifth.Â We have every expectation of building on our vote this time and sending a Green MEP from Scotland for this first time.â€?
The meeting, at 7.30pm on 28 April, at the Quaker Meeting House in Victoria Terrace, is open to all members of the public.
Notes to Editors.
1. The European Elections are on 4 June 2009.Â In 2004, the Greens polled 6.8%, only 2% short of electing an MEP.