Volt gets 5 pan-European MEPs elected

Volt, Europe’s only pan-European party, secured five seats in its second electoral race. 

The party will be represented by Anna Strolenberg and Reinier van Lanschot, both from the Netherlands, as well as Damian Boeselager, Nela Riehl and Kai Tegethoff, all three from Germany. 

Jun 10, 2024
  • Co-Presidents of Volt, Mels Klabbers and Francesca Romana D´Antuono: “Today is an historic moment for European politics. Our newly elected MEPs will represent voters all over Europe - regardless of their nationality. This is what makes us unique. This is how we aim to change politics for the better.”

10 June 2024 - Volt, Europe’s first and only pan-European party, has gained five Members of Parliament after participating for the second time in the European elections. The party will be represented by Damian Boeselager, Anna Strolenberg, Reinier van Lanschot, Nela Riehl and Kai Tegethoff  in the next legislative period. Damian Boeselager has again secured his seat, he was elected as the first Volt MEP in 2019. 

Volt focuses on a democratic reform of the EU, fair migration policies, concrete steps towards a European army, renewable energy supply across Europe and the empowerment of citizens within socially just societies on a European level. The national bodies of the party, however, execute the respective policies on a national and local level. In this way, Volt ensures that its pan-European policies also have a national impact. 

Francesca Romana D’Antuono, Co-President of Volt: “Back in 2019, Volt was electable in 7 countries and was only founded two years before. Now, Volt ran in 15 countries and was backed by over 24,000 members in 30 countries across Europe who shape the progressive goals of our party while membership requests are rising.”

Mels Klabbers, Co-President of Volt Europa explains the pan-European approach of Volt: “Our Volt MEPs are not just representing our home nations. Instead, they share a collective European identity and a unified approach to governance that transcends borders. This means that we don’t have Dutch or German MEPs. We have European MEPs that represent European citizens across national borders.”

About Volt: 

As the first truly pan-European party, Volt is committed to reforming the European Union so that global challenges can be solved across Europe. Volt's vision: A progressive Europe with a democratically elected European government, a socially just society, a climate-protecting economy and self-determined digitalization. 

Volt is convinced that only grassroots democratic participation can prepare Europe for a sustainable, economically strong and socially just future. That is why Volt acts at all levels - from local to European, as a movement and a party. The movement gives all European citizens a voice and the opportunity to get involved politically from within society. Volt is now represented across Europe: thousands of people of all ages and professions are involved in over 30 countries with teams in hundreds of cities.

Pauline Raabe
PR Manager
Volt Europa 
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