After successful fraternization with GroenLinks: Groen wants the municipality to renew ties with Dutch Voorschoten (Schoten)

After successful fraternization with GroenLinks: Groen wants the municipality to renew ties with Dutch Voorschoten (Schoten)
After successful fraternization with GroenLinks: Groen wants the municipality to renew ties with Dutch Voorschoten (Schoten)
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Last year, Groen Schoten visited Voorschoten where the participants were received by the local GroenLinks department.

“The return visit to Schoten started in ‘t Arsenaal to convey some history of our municipality,” said department chairman Harald Gjertsen. “After the history lesson, our councilor Peter Arnauw, one of the initiators of this exchange, guided the group to the municipal park to borrow bicycles from Op Wielekes. The Dutch friends were very enthusiastic about this project, which may well be continued in Voorschoten.”

The international green delegation also stopped at the Orangerie in Vordenstein for lunch and a walk. A cycling tour led through the Peerdsbos, past Schoten Vaart and a visit to the celebration of the forty-year existing facility De Vier Notelaars on the Wijtschot.

No fewer than 5 Green candidates for the European Parliament elections, led by number two Thomas Jans, came to Schoten to ask the people of Schoten door-to-door in the Atheneum district what they think about Europe and international cooperation.

“You feel that people want a strong European Union that takes the global lead in climate policy or social rights protection,” says Gjertsen. “In its European campaign, for example, Groen advocates a European system for purchasing train tickets so that it becomes easier to travel through Europe by train. It is heartening that we can show within the ecological family that we want to tackle major problems together across borders.”

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The Troll

The fraternization ended with tasting the world-famous spaghetti from café Den Trol. The bond of friendship between Groen Schoten and GroenLinks Voorschoten can no longer be broken. “Thank you for your hospitality. On the train back we were already making plans for your next visit to Voorschoten,” said Conny van Der Krogt, GroenLinks municipal councilor in Voorschoten.

“Very nice, nice to get to know Schoten. Groen Schoten can be proud of what you are doing,” said Albert Deuzeman, GroenLinks faction leader in the Voorschoten municipal council.

“Hopefully our municipality will look at how the sisterly bond can be strengthened again. These are challenging times internationally. These small encounters across borders bring insights and necessary connections between Europeans. We are providing a first step and we will see whether the municipality wants to go along with it,” concluded Harald Gjertsen, chairman of Groen Schoten.

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