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Template:Infobox European Parliament group The Rainbow Group: Federation of the Green Alternative European Links, Agalev-Ecolo, the Danish People's Movement against Membership of the European Community, and the European Free Alliance, in the European Parliament (informally the "Rainbow Group") was a Green, far left and Regionalist political group with seats in the European Parliament between 1984 and 1989.

HistoryEdit

The Rainbow Group,[1] was formed in 1984[2] as a coalition of Greens, Regionalists and other parties of the left unaffiliated with any of the international organizations.

The German Greens and the Dutch Green Progressive Alliance were weakened by a principle of rotation used by the Germany and Dutch parties, requiring its MEPs to sit for only half their five-year term.

In 1989[2][1] Rainbow split. The Greens went off to form the Green Group, whilst the Regionalists stayed in Rainbow. This new Rainbow had the shorter name of Rainbow Group in the European Parliament.

Member Parties Edit

Country Party MEPs Notes
Germany Alliance '90/The Greens 7 MEPs served for only 2.5 years
Netherlands Political Party Radicals 1 Member of an electoral alliance and common delegation with PSP and CPN. MEP served between 1984 and 1987
Netherlands Pacifist Socialist Party 1 Member of an electoral alliance and common delegation with PPR and CPN.
Netherlands Communist Party of the Netherlands 1 Member of an electoral alliance and common delegation with PSP and PPR. MEP served between 1987 and 1989.
Belgium Agalev 1 Common delegation with Ecolo
Belgium Ecolo 1 Common delegation with Agalev
Belgium People's Union 1 Member of the European Free Alliance
Denmark People's Movement against the European Community 4
Italy Proletarian Unity Party 1 Member of electoral alliance with Proletarian Democracy
Italy Proletarian Democracy 1 Member of electoral alliance with Proletarian Unity Party
Italy Valdotanian Union 1 Member of the European Free Alliance

NomenclatureEdit

The formal name of the 84-89 Rainbow was "Rainbow Group: Federation of the Green Alternative European Links, Agalev-Ecolo, the Danish People's Movement against Membership of the European Community, and the European Free Alliance, in the European Parliament".[3][4] This is the longest name of any European Parliament Group to date.

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