Elmar Brok, Member of the European Parliament and President of the Union of European Federalists (UEF) welcomes the White Paper on the Future of Europe presented by the President of the European Commission today. “We Europeans need to have a broad and deep debate on what type of European Union we want. Changes in the global context and the prospect of Brexit oblige us to make choices. The European Commission made a great effort to outline the options in front of us and show how catastrophic some options might be” declared Mr Brok “The European Union can’t stand still, nor revert to a simple single market, nor dismantle its existing policies. Our collective reflection needs to involve all European stakeholders and focus on the options that can bring Europe forward, bring stronger and more efficient institutions and deliver on key policies that matter to citizens, when necessary with countries moving ahead at different speeds”.
The Union of European Federalists (UEF), is a supranational political movement dedicated to uniting Europe along federal lines. The UEF consists of 25 national member organisations across Europe that are autonomous centres of the UEF activities, reaching the EU citizens and spreading the federalists' message to them by organising various activities in their countries.
It was officially brought into life on 15 December in 1946, in Paris, in the belief that only by uniting into a European Federation could the states of Europe overcome the divisions of the past and ensure a future of peace and economic prosperity. Last year marked the UEF’s 70th anniversary, a significant milestone that brings together generations of passionate European federalists who, since the end of World War II, have been campaigning for a united and federal Europe.
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