Groen (Green). Groen is Flanders Green party. The party explicitly identifies itself as a centre-left party and sometimes works closely with the SP.A.

Groen’s highpoint was the 1999 elections, where it surged after a scandal with pollutants in chicken. It entered government until 2003, when it lost all its seats in parliament. It returned in 2007 but remained in opposition, though it now has a deal with the government to support it on constitutional reforms.

Groen maintains strong links with its stronger French-speaking sister party ECOLO.

Groen is a member of the European Green Party (The Greens–European Free). It is loyal in 98.7% of votes.

 

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