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Green Dany’s goodbye

Daniel Cohn Bendit during the last European Parliament session, the 16th of April

Daniel Cohn Bendit during the last European Parliament session, the 16th of April

On this week, the European Parliament hold its last plenary session in Strasbourg, before the next May elections.

Three emblematic MEPs have said goodbye to the Strasbourg hemicycle during this session: Joseph Daul, EEP group leader, Hannes Swodoba, S&D group leader and especially Daniel Cohn-Bendit, EFA/Greens co-leader.

I couldn’t end this week without dealing with Daniel Cohn-Bendit, aka Red then Green Dany, tireless defender of the European integration. On this point, he delivered a vibrant declaration for the United States of Europe, considering federalism should be the next reaching border for the Europeans we are.

Cohn-Bendit was a political symbol during the May 68 student revolts in France, he also became a symbol within the European Parliament. MEP since 1994, he was reputed for his rants but also his hitting speeches and statements, that made him maybe an excessive but a passionate politician.

The European Parliament is going to miss a man who will allow to put this institution into spotlights and which deserves to be considered more, due its more and more important role.

So, thanks a lot Dany and good riddance!

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