Volt joins Greens/EFA in the European Parliament

Volt’s five elected MEPs will join the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament. The decision was announced after two weeks of negotiations and a membership vote by Volt Europa members across the continent.


Jun 24, 2024

After negotiations with both Greens/EFA and Renew Europe, Volt held a membership vote on their MEPs’ group affiliation. A majority of 87% voted in favour of joining the Greens/EFA group.

Co-Presidents of Volt, Mels Klabbers and Francesca Romana D´Antuono: “Today is an historic moment for European politics. Our newly elected MEPs will represent voters all over Europe – regardless of their nationality. This is what makes us unique. This is how we aim to change politics for the better.”

Damian Boeselager, MEP and co-founder affirms: “Volt aims to have its own group in the European Parliament to become a truly European party. Until then we ask our members to decide where we sit. I am happy Volt members followed our recommendation to sit with the Greens/EFA, as the Group has been supportive of our mission to act on EU reform, humane migration rules, a competitive economy, the transition to climate neutrality and social justice. We also hope that this strengthens the Greens/EFA to be part of the von der Leyen majority to safeguard the Green Deal.”

Anna Strolenberg, MEP: “The fight against right-wing populists is at the heart of Volt´s agenda and one of the reasons why the movement was founded. To us, the Greens/EFA is among the groups that is most credible in countering right-wing populism and it is clear that Volt members, from all over Europe, feel the same.”

The five MEPs explained the decision in a press conference on Monday.