Rebecca Harms, Co-President of the Greens/EFA Group, invites you to the event
Twenty years have gone by since Alexander Langer passed away. At that time he was the Chair of the Green Group in the European Parliament. This dramatic event profoundly marked all those who knew him and had the honor to work with him.
Alexander Langer was one of the representatives of the European Parliament who most dedicated his work to the rights of minorities and to Europe's role in maintaining peace and promoting dialogue. In the last years of his life, between 1992 and 1995, he made every possible effort to counter and stop the destructive and painful consequences of the war in the former Yugoslavia with the strong conviction that Europe could and should have done more to prevent this sort of tragedy. He was a staunch supporter of the European dream. The legacy of his action inside and outside the European Parliament is still present and alive.
Alexander Langer is well known for his commitment to building bridges and creating the conditions for sustainable dialogue between parties in order to overcome controversies peacefully. This event should be an occasion to respect the words that he left to us before passing away, notably “to continue to fight for what is right”.