It’s time to make the European elections count!
2014 will be a crucial year for Europe. The European Union will not survive the current or future crises unless it completes its integration process and regains the trust of its citizens. In May, with the European elections, the European people can choose which direction Europe should take. The Union of European Federalists and invite citizens to vote only for those candidates and political parties that support further European economic and political integration. We urge the European parties and candidates in the European elections to help citizens making the right choice by showing support to the following principles, towards a federal Europe:
MAKE THIS ELECTION TRULY EUROPEAN
1) Campaign on European issues, promoting European interests against populist appeals to national egoism and fighting the illusions of national solutions to European issues; 2) Insist that the next President of the European Commission is selected among the candidates nominated by the European political parties during the election campaign;
BUILD A DEMOCRATIC UNION
1) Call for a Constitutional Convention to reform the Treaties to provide a federal system of governance for the European Union or at least the eurozone; 2) Demand that the European Commission becomes a genuine European Government and the European Parliament is given the same powers as the representatives of the member states in the decision-making process on all matters;
RESTORE THE EUROPEAN ECONOMY
Support the completion of the European Monetary Union with a full economic and fiscal union for the eurozone, including a eurozone budget, European solidarity mechanisms and own resources for a European plan for economic recovery;
STRENGTHEN EUROPE'S ROLE IN THE WORLD
Work for a truly European Foreign, Security and Defence Policy, so that Europe can speak with a single voice to defend peace and stability and promote European interests and values in the world.