"Bündnis 90/Die Grünen," Germany's environmentalist Green party, was founded in West Germany in 1980 with a strictly environmentalist and pacifist platform. It has changed a lot since then.
In broad strokes, the Green Party has a voter base of urban, well-educated, high-income earners. It abandoned its strict pacifist stance when it was junior coalition partner in an SPD-led government: In 1999, Green Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer got the party to back Germany's participation in the NATO bombing of Kosovo. The Greens pushed through a nuclear power phase-out and enacted laws easing immigration and same-sex civil partnerships. All DW content on the party and its leaders is collated on this page.
A Member of the European Parliament has been arrested for breaking into a Belgian military airbase. Molly Scott Cato, Green Party MEP for the South West of England and Gibraltar, along with two other MEPs entered the runway to protest against the stockpiling of US nuclear bombs. Keith Walker speaks with her after her release from police custody and begins by asking about security at the base.