On 19 September, ALDE Party member Radikale Venstre in Denmark met for a virtual congress to – among others – discuss topics related to the party’s plan entitled Danmark på sporet (‘Denmark on track’), which outlines an approach for Denmark that is both green and financially responsible. The plan includes points such as control over the climate crisis, advice on both climate and welfare as well as people for all jobs in the private and public sectors.
In his speech, party leader Morten Østergaard reiterated the points of the plan, noting:
“We must put together an overall green and financially responsible plan that shows how Denmark gets on track. A plan that tears apart all the false contradictions, so that we don’t have to choose between health, climate and control of the economy.”
“We call for party members to rally about the plan for Denmark that offers real solutions to real problems and that shows that the future is neither right nor left but ahead of us. For Radikale Venstre, it is about making Denmark greener, freer and stronger. This has been our guiding principle for 115 years and we stick to it. Because that is what gets Denmark on track,” Østergaard concluded.
European Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager also delivered a speech at the congress, in which she discussed topics such as overcoming the ongoing COVID-19 crisis at the European level and highlighting the need for the recovery to be green and digital. She also underlined the importance of creating a society where everyone feels at home and feels seen.
Renew Europe MEPs Karen Melchior and Morten Helveg Petersen also took part in the congress.
Watch speeches by party leader Morten Østergaard and Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager below.