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Letter: Nuclear clean-up

Sir: The blackmailing of the German government by BNFL's threat to send back untreated nuclear waste and thereby provoke civil unrest as well as causing insurmountable storage difficulties, shows how far the nuclear industry is prepared to go .

Unknown who may be the political sensation of 1999

SHE IS 38. She is married with two children. She is unknown to the general public. And in just over five months, she may be one of the most famous politicians in Britain. Caroline Lucas stands an excellent chance of becoming the first British Green Party member to win a seat in the elections to the European Parliament.

Greens told to toe nuclear line

Greens told to toe nuclear line

German Greens elect women leaders

German Greens elect women leaders

Make or break for Greens

THE GREEN Party, betting on a political come-back at next year's European elections, is likely to be the accidental casualty in the battle between the House of Commons and House of Lords over proportional representation (PR).

Letter: Baffling ballots

Sir: Your review of Green parties in the European Parliament ("Greens within grasp of power", 31 October), quotes a recent Mori poll as evidence that the UK Green Party will not succeed in gaining its first MEPs in next year's European election.

Greens' leader visits London

BRITAIN WILL see the face of the new Germany today when Joschka Fischer, the most powerful Green politician to walk the world stage, arrives for a short.

Letter: Green influence

Sir: "Greens barely colour Germany's policies" reads the heading to your article on the deal struck between the Social Democrats and Greens in Germany when forming their coalition government (21 October). The Green Party, as very much the numerically smaller partner, has indeed had a small influence on the new government's policies, but this lays the lie that proportional representation gives undue influence to small parties that hold the balance of power.

Germany's Greens jettison principles

CANNABIS WILL not, after all, be legalised in Germany, the turbines of nuclear plants are unlikely to judder to a halt in the near future and the autobahns will continue to be speed tracks.

Technology greens Britain's motorways

PLASTIC-COATED bridges, no-shine lighting and environmentally friendly tunnels may sound like contradictions but they will all play a vital role on the roads of the future.

Greens rush to set agenda

SUDDENLY, EVERYBODY is in a hurry in Germany. Gerhard Schroder, winner of last Sunday's general elections, says he will be rushing to Berlin in April, five months before the government's scheduled move to the resurrected capital.

Greens set for power in Schroder coalition

GERMANY BRACED itself yesterday for the biggest political realignment in its post-war history, as Gerhard Schroder's Social Democrats set about forming a government with the help of the Greens.

The Critics: Television: Opportunity knocks at the closet door

One of the keenest disappointments of growing up is the discovery that the people you have always enjoyed hating are, in fact, wonderful human beings. So it was with immense, almost physical pleasure that many of us found out last night that the late Hughie Green, of Double Your Money and Opportunity Knocks, was even more of a shit than he looked.

In the battle of the sexes, it's Green v Green

Germany's Greens, possibly the most politically correct party in the world, take women's rights very seriously indeed.

Labour rebels in bed with Greens

The Green Party yesterday said it had held secret talks about creating a rainbow coalition with up to half a dozen disaffected Labour members of the European Parliament.
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