19 July, 2004
Federalists' action in front of the European Parliament and launch of the new federalist intergroup
On Monday 19 July 2004, a few hundred activists from UEF and JEF from Belgium, Italy and France, gathered in front of the European Parliament in Strasbourg (France) in order to welcome the new MEPs to their first plenary session after the European elections and to hand over an appeal with the Federalist’s expectations for the legislative period 2004-2009. In the afternoon the activists met with MEPs and discussed the issue of a federal .
The constitutive plenary session and the election of the President of the new European Parliament took place on Tuesday 20 July 2004. On Wednesday 21 July a new Federalist Intergroup for the European Constitution was launched, attended by 25 MEPs and other observers. It aims at monitoring the next crucial stages of the constitutional process and to give the necessary impetus for assuring the federal vocation of the European political union.