Votes for "Green" parties seem to be the protest vote of those who are still comfortable enough that they don't what to deviate from the "center", only minor tweaks. They won't do anything useful with those votes. And I don't think they will translate to votes on the national stage, where it matters.Here in Portugal there is one "animals and nature party" whose thing is to mistreat humans allegedly for the sake of animal welfare, appeals to the urbanites who don't know most animals until they bite them At least the german mange to have some funny protest parties. Not much changed in this election, as far as the EU is concerned. That depends on national moves. It will be interesting to see the final results in France, Italy and the UK. The others don't really matter for changing the course of Europe. It will also be interesting to see if the swiss manage to grow a spine and see an option in Italy. Funny new issue for the EU to deal with: two of the new European MPs will be political prisoners in Spain.