Most of Europe's leaders appear to want to work outside the EU framework, thereby avoiding democratic accountability to the citizen. At the same time, they also deprive the EU of the resources it needs to boost economic recovery.
The EU is facing an urgent dilemma about its strategic direction. The UEF will work to steer decisions towards deeper integration, a stronger Union and a more efficient democracy.
Andrew Duff, MEP President of the Union of European Federalists Chairman of the Spinelli Group