The event “A new Parliament for new Europe” took place at Villa Schutzenberger in Strasbourg, at the headquarters of the European Parliamentary Association (APE) with the participation of over 20 federalist-minded MEPs, who committed to support federalist demands in the new European Parliament and engage to make the leading force in calling for EU’s renewals towards a democratic, sovereign and federal Europe.
Our debate included the participation of the following MEPs: Petras AUŠTREVI?IUS (Lithuania), Brando BENIFEI (Italy), Katalin CSEH (Hungary), Jonás FERNÁNDEZ ÁLVAREZ (Spain), Damian FREIHERR VON BOESELAGER (Germany), Daniel FREUND (Germany), Alexandra GEESE (Germany), Sven GIEGOLD (Germany), Sandro GOZI (France), Cristophe GRUDLER (France), Fabienne KELLER (France), Katrin LANGENSIEPE (Germany), Nathalie LOISEAU (France), Juan Fernando LÓPEZ AGUILAR (Spain), Alessandra MORETTI (Italy), Hannah NEUMANN (Germany), Niklas Hendrik NIENAß (Germany), Jutta PAULUS (Germany), Terry REINTKE (Germany), Domènec RUIZ DEVESA (Spain), Ignacio SÁNCHEZ-AMOR (Spain), Marie-Pierre VEDRENNE (France), Viola VON CRAMON (Germany).
The debates were organised in citizens labs around some of the five key policy areas for the future of the European Union: economic and social affairs, common asylum and migration policies, foreign affairs and defence, the future of the institutions and democracy within the EU and the fight against climate change.
The debate was followed by a reception hosted by the City of Strasbourg.
The Union of European Federalists (UEF) is a pan-European, non-governmental political organisation dedicated to the promotion of European political unity. For more than 70 years UEF has been a leading voice in the promotion of European unity and an early campaigner for key milestones in the development of the European Communities and then the European Union. With 25 national sections and over 400 local groups across Europe, UEF promotes a federal Europe among citizens and political representatives at all levels of government. More on: www.federalists.eu
The Young European Federalists (JEF-Europe) is a non-partisan youth NGO with 13.000 members active in more than 30 countries. The organisation strives towards a federal Europe based on the principles of democracy and subsidiarity as well as respect for human rights. JEF promotes true European Citizenship, and works towards more active participation of young people in democratic life. More on: www.jef.eu
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