The UEF Federal Committee, taking place in Brussels, 4-5 November 2005,
- The European Union has assured, for more than 50 years, peace, democracy, employment and economic development
- Without a federal government, Europe is unable to cope with the challenges of globalisation, contribute to international peace, promote sustainable growth and the social market economy
- The Stability and Growth Pact has given the euro-zone financial stability, but not growth
- Without the European Constitution, intergovernmental Europe has revealed its limits when national governments, during the European summit on 16-17 June and at the informal summit of Hampton Court, were unable to approve the new financial perspectives for 2007-13
- The low economic growth and high unemployment
- The increasing competitiveness gap with the United States, as well as with China and India
Asks the European Commission
- To produce a “European plan for sustainable growth” based on the Lisbon Agenda goals (Trans-European Networks, research and development projects, energy, etc) financed, as proposed in the Delors Plan of 1993, with a ‘union bond’ realised with the help of European projects such as Galileo
Reaffirms that if the European Commission
- Is not able to gather a consensus for a “European plan for sustainable growth”, a vanguard of states, as was the case for monetary union, could use the provisions for “enhanced cooperation” to create a European plan as the first step towards a federal government of the economy
- Does not produce a “European plan for sustainable growth”, it should resign.
Calls upon the European Parliament to support this position.
Adopted by the FC, 18 votes in favour, 6 against, 13 abstention.