EUobserver: EU's Green Deal mastermind: 'We have to succeed'

In the news

Since coming to Brussels in 2019 to spearhead the EU’s climate response, former leader of the Dutch labour party Diederik Samsom has been operating outside of the public eye. But Samsom masterminded the Green Deal, and it is he who is chiefly responsible for pushing, steering, and cajoling 27 member states into line with European climate targets. And being a former street coach he knows how to deal with an unruly group of people.

Track title


Stop playback
Video title



We use cookies to improve your online experience.
For more information, visit our privacy policy

Africa initiative logo