Centre Group

The Centre Group (Swedish: Mittengruppen) is a party group on the Nordic Council. It consists of various political families, including Christian Democrats, Liberals, Agrarians and Greens.

Centre Group
Swedish: Mittengruppen
Finnish: Keskiryhmä
Danish: Midtergruppen
Norwegian: Midtengruppen
Icelandic: Flokkahópur miðjumanna
AbbreviationMG
ChairpersonSweden Linda Modig
General SecretaryFinland Terhi Tikkala
FoundedFebruary 1983 (1983-02)
IdeologyBig tent
Factions:
Liberalism
Christian democracy
Green politics
(Nordic) Agrarianism
Political positionCentre
Factions:
Centre-left to centre-right
European affiliationALDE, EFA, EGP, EPP
European Parliament groupRE, Greens/EFA, EPP
Colours  Orange
  Purple
Slogan"We Make the Nordics Bigger!"
(Swedish: "Vi gör Norden större!")
Nordic Council
24 / 87
Website
mittengruppen.org

MembersEdit

The member organizations of the Centre Group are:[1][2]

Country National party National MPs MEPs Status
# of seats Last election # of seats Last election # of seats Last election
  Åland Åland Centre
(Åländska Centern)
9 / 30
2019
1 / 200
1 / 1
2019
0 / 13
2019 Government
Liberals for Åland
(Liberalerna på Åland)
6 / 30
0 / 200
0 / 1
0 / 13
Opposition
Sustainable Initiative
(Hållbart initiativ)
2 / 30
0 / 200
0 / 1
0 / 13
Junior partner
Future of Åland
(Ålands Framtid)
1 / 30
0 / 200
0 / 1
0 / 13
Opposition
  Denmark Venstre
(Venstre, Danmarks Liberale Parti)
43 / 175
2019
43 / 179
2019
3 / 14
2019 Opposition
Social Liberal Party
(Radikale Venstre)
16 / 175
16 / 179
2 / 14
Confidence and supply
Liberal Alliance
(Liberal Alliance)
4 / 175
4 / 179
0 / 14
Opposition
  Faroe Islands Union Party
(Sambandsflokkurin)
7 / 33
2019
1 / 179
1 / 2
2019
Not in EU
Government
Centre Party
(Miðflokkurin)
2 / 33
0 / 179
0 / 2
Junior partner
Progress
(Framsókn)
2 / 33
0 / 179
0 / 2
Opposition
Self-Government
(Sjálvstýri)
1 / 33
0 / 179
0 / 2
  Finland Centre Party
(Suomen Keskusta/Centern i Finland)
31 / 199
2019
31 / 200
2019
2 / 13
2019 Junior partner
Green League
(Vihreä liitto/Gröna förbundet)
20 / 199
20 / 200
2 / 13
Swedish People's Party of Finland
(Suomen ruotsalainen kansanpuolue/
Svenska folkpartiet i Finland
)
9 / 199
9 / 200
1 / 13
Christian Democrats
(Kristillisdemokraatit/Kristdemokraterna)
5 / 199
5 / 200
0 / 13
Opposition
  Greenland Democrats
(Demokraatit/Demokraterne)
3 / 31
2021
0 / 179
0 / 2
2019
Not in EU
Opposition
Solidarity
(Atassut)
2 / 31
0 / 179
0 / 2
Confidence and supply
Cooperation Party
(Suleqatigiissitsisut/Samarbejdspartiet)
0 / 31
0 / 179
0 / 2
Opposition
  Iceland Progressive Party
(Framsóknarflokkurinn)
13 / 63
2021
Not in EU
Junior partner
People's Party
(Flokkur Fólksins)
6 / 63
Opposition
Reform
(Viðreisn)
5 / 63
Centre Party
(Miðflokkurinn)
3 / 63
Bright Future
(Björt framtíð)
0 / 63
  Norway Centre Party
(Senterpartiet)
28 / 169
2017
Not in EU
Junior partner
Liberal Party
(Venstre)
8 / 169
Opposition
Christian Democratic Party
(Kristelig Folkeparti)
3 / 169
  Sweden Centre Party
(Centerpartiet)
31 / 349
2018
2 / 20
2019 Confidence and supply
Christian Democrats
(Kristdemokraterna)
22 / 349
2 / 20
Opposition
Liberals
(Liberalerna)
19 / 349
1 / 20
Opposition[3]
Green Party
(Miljöpartiet de gröna)
16 / 349
2 / 20
Confidence and supply

The liberal parties (sometimes called "Left") of Denmark, Sweden and Norway, the centre parties of Finland and Sweden, the Swedish People's Party of Finland and the Reform Party are members of the ALDE and Renew Europe; the Christian Democrats of Denmark, Finland and Sweden are members of the EPP and the European People's Party group; the green parties are members of the European Green Party and Greens–EFA, while Future of Åland is a member of the European Free Alliance.

Elected representatives of Member PartiesEdit

European institutionsEdit

Organisation Institution Number of seats
  European Union European Commission
1 / 28
European Council
(Heads of Government)
0 / 28
Council of the European Union
(Participation in Government)
2 / 28
European Parliament
17 / 751

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Centre Group on Nordic Council
  2. ^ Centre Group
  3. ^ "Sabuni avvisar invit från S och C". liberalerna.se. Liberals. Archived from the original on 24 June 2021. Retrieved 24 June 2021.