Brussels 23, December 2020
Dear federalist friends,
An unusual, difficult year is drawing to a close, which has demanded a lot from all of us in different areas.
During this Christmas season, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation for all of the excellent work and dedication of all our sections at national, regional and local level. We would also like to thank our partners and friends across Europe for the excellent cooperation during this year.
The year 2020 will certainly remain in our memories! We had to learn to deal with unexpected restrictions. Familiar habits and human closeness are suddenly no longer a matter of course. In the coming Christmas season and the approaching turn of the year, each of us will have to do without some of the things that enriched our lives in the past. This certainly includes celebrating together with family and friends in a large circle. Perhaps this year we will experience that less can be more!
2020 has been a tremendously challenging year for humanity, democracy, and freedom. However, your resilience, values, sense of federalism, activism, and courage have kept us all inspired to continue striving for a more equal, united, and progressive Europe.
Let's take the last few days of the year to remember the values we share, the Europe we want in the future, and dreams we wish to accomplish. We Europeans should start the new year positively with courage and confidence in order to overcome this crisis together.
May 2021 be the year in which we take another big step closer to our Federal Europe - Sovereign and Democratic!
Merry Federalist Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!
Sandro Gozi Anna Echterhoff
President Secretary General
and the Team of the UEF-Secretariat
Alejandra Almarcha Giulia Stefano
Director Project Officer