Name of the Party: PvdD (Partij voor de Dieren/Party for the Animals)
Position in the political spectrum: green/left. The MEPs of the Party for the Animals are part of the European United Left–Nordic Green Left Group in the European parliament.
Ideology: Animal rights, Environmentalism
Position on Europe: soft Euroscepticism
National leader: Marianne Thieme
Party in the European Parliament: Euro Animal 7
Number of European MPs elected in 2014: 5
In the Dutch parliament: on 2017 general election, PvdD gained 5 seats. In the Senate it has two of the 75 seats.
Party programme in English: No
Lead candidate: Anja Hazekamp
Principles for the European Elections 2019: Parties for animals share a fundamental principle to protect the interests of the weakest against the might of the strongest. Serving the interests of humans and animals alike.
- Migration: Support people who are fleeing hunger and violence. Help who are prosecuted because of their religious faith or political ideas.
- Environment: Stop climate change. Ban agricultural poison and give money for sustainable agriculture. Prevent overfishing and ocean pollution.
- Euro: EU should not focuse primarily on reducing Member States’ budget deficits under 3%. EU has to use indicators that give direction to a sustainable and solidary economy. Biodiversity, animal welfare, livelihood and a clean and safe living environment are central issues.
- European Institutions: Do not allow new countries into the Eu. European Parliament should have less power.
The full programme is here (Dutch)