22 May, 2014
Strong federalist core set-up ahead of formation of new parliament
Ahead of the European elections starting today, 200+ candidates pledge to support Federalist principles

They come from all hues of the political spectrum, like political veteran Elmar Brok (CDU, DE) to young Marco Furfaro (L’ Altra Europa con Tsipras, IT) showing that Federalism remains a strong ideal among candidates who will form the next European Parliament. A  strong core is now in place to begin working towards a better, united Europe when the new Parliament convenes.

Leading candidates from almost all EU member states, including Spitzenkandidaten Ska Keller (Greens) and Guy Verhofstadt (ALDE), have signed the Federalist pledge. Pauline Gessant, President of the Young European Federalists [JEF] says: “It means a lot to us and European citizens that top candidates from major European political parties support a strong, Federal Europe as the way forward. We insist that the European Commission President is chosen among one of the 5 leading candidates because the vote of the European citizens must be respected.”

There are 4 main principles that European Federalists called candidates to support along our EP2014 Campaign “Towards Federal Europe”. Making the elections truly European by insisting that the next President of the European Commission is selected among the candidates nominated by European parties, building a democratic union by calling a constitutional convention, restoring the European economy by supporting the completion of the European monetary union and strengthening Europe’s role in the world by working for a truly European foreign, security and defence policy.

Have a look at the on-line gallery of candidates who support a Federal Europe. There you will find out what they say about why they support our principles.


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