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WH OWEA R E The Uni on ofEur opean Feder al i s t s( UEF)i sa panEur opean,nongov er nment alpol i t i c al or gani s at i ondedi c at edt ot hepr omot i onofEur opeanpol i t i c aluni t y . I twasf oundeds hor t l yaf t er Wor l dWarI Ii nt hebel i eft hatonl ybyuni t i ngi nt oaEur opeanFeder at i onc oul dt hes t at esof Eur ope ov er c ome t he di v i s i onsoft he pas tand ens ur eaf ut ur e ofpeac e and ec onomi c pr os per i t y .Thr oughoutt hepas t70y ear swehav ebeenal eadi ngv oi c ei nt hepr omot i onof Eur opeanuni t yandanear l yc ampai gnerf ork eymi l es t onesi nt hedev el opmentoft heEur opean Communi t i esandt hent heEur opeanUni on. Webel i ev et hatc ompl et i ngEur opeanec onomi candpol i t i c aluni t yi sur gent l yr equi r edt o ens ur eEur ope’ sec onomi cpr os per i t yandr el ev anc ei naf as t c hangi ngwor l d.Asf eder al i s t swear ec r i t i c aloft he s l owpac eand s mal l s t epspol i c yt hati mpedespr ogr es st owar dsgr eat erEur opean i nt egr at i on.Wec ons i der nat i onal i s m,Eur os c ept i c i s m andpas s i v eac c ept anc eofdi v i s i onasEur ope’ swor s tenemi es .Asf eder al i s t sand v ot er swepas s i onat el yc al lf oraEur opeandemoc r ac ywher eEur opeanc i t i z ens-notj us tnat i onalgov er nment sdet er mi net hepol i c i esofEur opeangov er nment .TheUEFpr omot esf eder al i s m ast heopt i mum wayt oor gani s e Eur opeanuni t ydemoc r at i c al l yandef f ec t i v el ywhi l epr es er v i ngt hedi v er s i t yofourEur opeanc ount r i es . Paol oVACCA, UEFSec r et ar y Gener al

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WECAMPAI GNFORAFEDERALEUROPE! Wer a i s ec i t i z ens ’ a wa r enes sofEur opea ni s s uesa ndt heneedf or Eur opea npol i t i c a luni t yt hr ough or ga ni s edc a mpa i gns ,publ i c deba t es , c onf er enc esi ns c hool sa nduni v er s i t i es , s emi na r s , s t r eet a c t i onsa ndi nf or ma t i ons t a nds . We pr omot et he Eur opea n Feder a lPr oj ec ta mong pol i t i c a l pa r t i esa ndpol i t i c i a nsa tl oc a l ,na t i ona la ndEur opea nl ev el s t hr ough l obby i ng a c t i v i t i es ,publ i cdeba t esa nd i ni t i a t i v esi n Eur opea n, na t i ona la ndl oc a lpa r l i a ment s .

PROMI NENTUEFMEMBERS El ma rBROK MEP( EPP) UEFPr es i dent ,s i nc e2013

Andr ewDUFF For merMEP( ALDE) UEFPr es i dent( 20082013)

Mer c edesBRESSO Wec a l lonna t i ona lgov er nment st oa c tf orauni t eda ndf eder a l Eur opewi t hpet i t i ons ,a ppea l sa nda dv oc a c ya c t i v i t i esdi r ec t ed t owa r dsdec i s i onma k er sa ndopi ni onl ea der s .

MEP( S&D) UEFPr es i dent( 20062008)

J oLEI NEN Wec ont r i but et ot heEur opea ndeba t ewi t h ourpubl i c a t i ons , pol i c ybr i ef s , webs i t es , news l et t er sa ndpr es sr el ea s es . We pr omot et he need f orEur opea n pol i t i c a luni t ya st he r es pons et odi f f er entpol i c yi s s uesbyc ooper a t i ngwi t hot her nongov er nment a la ndc i v i ls oc i et yor ga ni z a t i onsa ndpl a t f or ms . Weenga gea ga i ns tna t i ona l i s t sa ndEur os c ept i c sa ndexpl a i n a nd pr omot ef eder a l i s m a st he wa yt o or ga ni s e Eur opea n ec onomi ca ndpol i t i c a luni t ywhi l epr es er v i ngt hedi v er s i t yof Eur opea nc ount r i es .

MEP( S&D) UEFPr es i dent( 19972006)

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O U RP R O P O S A L S Eur opei spa s s i ngt hr oughaper i odoft ur bul enc ea ndunc er t a i nt y .Theext endedf i na nc i a lc r i s i sha sl edt oec onomi c s t a gna t i on,unempl oy menta ndpol i t i c a lf r a gment a t i on.Thec r i s i sha sa l s oexpos edt hef l a wsi nt hedes i gnoft he Ec onomi ca ndMonet a r yUni on, t hewea k nes soft heEur opea nUni on’ si ns t i t ut i ons , al a c kofc ommi t mentt oEur opea n i nt egr a t i ona ndal a c kofs ol i da r i t ybet weenmembers t a t es .Asar es ul toft hes es t r uc t ur a lf l a wsa ndc onf us i on,t he pr oponent soff ur t herEur opea ni nt egr a t i onha v el os tt het r us tofma nyc i t i z ens .I ft heEur opea npr oj ec ti st os ur v i v e a ndens ur eourmut ua lpr os per i t ya ndourgl oba lr el ev a nc e, wemus tpur s uet hepa t hofec onomi ca ndpol i t i c a luni t y t oget her . Wef er v ent l ybel i ev et ha taf eder a lEur ope, wi t hs t r ongdemoc r a t i ci ns t i t ut i ons , i st heonl ywa yt omeett hi s c ha l l enge.

FROM T HEEUROZONET O A FI SCALAND ECONOMI C UNI ON Web e l i e v et hep r o c e s so f b u i l d i ngaE u r o p e a nf e d e r a l u ni o nb e g i nswi t ht heE u r o z o nea ndt ho s es t a t e sg e nu i ne l yc o mmi t t e dt oj o i ni ngt hee u r o . TheE u r o z o nemu s tha v ei t so wnf i s c a l c a p a c i t y , s u s t a i na b l yd r i v e nb yi t so wnr e s o u r c e s . S u i t a b l et a x a t i o nme c ha ni s msa ndne wf o r mso fd e b t i ns t r u me nt sa r er e q u i r e da t E u r o p e a nl e v e l . Re s o u r c e ss ho u l db eu s e dt oa s s i s t s t a t e si nd i f f i c u l t y , f u ndp r o j e c t swi t hp a nE u r o p e a nb e ne f i t sa nd p r o mo t ema c r o e c o no mi cs t a b i l i s a t i o na ndg r o wt h.

EUROPEAN DEMOCRACY De e p e rf i s c a li n t e g r a t i o nn e e d sp r o g r e s st oap o l i t i c a lu n i o n . P r o g r e s sc a nb ema d ewi t h o u tc h a n g et ot h ee x i s t i n gE u r o p e a n t r e a t i e s , b u t a t ac e r t a i np o i n t at r e a t yr e v i s i o nwi l l b er e q u i r e dt oc o p p e r f a s t e nt h ea d v a n c e me n t s . A n yn e wt r e a t ymu s t f u r t h e r e n h a n c et h ec a p a c i t yo f t h eUn i o nt op e r f o r mo nt h ei n t e r n a t i o n a l s t a g e . T h er e s i d u a l e x e c u t i v ep o we r sh e l db yt h eE u r o p e a n C o u n c i l s h o u l db et r a n s f e r r e dt ot h eE u r o p e a nC o mmi s s i o n . De c i s i o nma k i n gb yq u a l i f i e dma j o r i t yv o t ei nt h eC o u n c i l a n dt h e E u r o p e a nC o u n c i l s h o u l db e c o met h en o r m. T h et a s ko ft h eE u r o p e a nC o u n c i l s h o u l db et os t e e ra n dma n a g et h eC o u n c i l o f Mi n i s t e r s , wh i c hs h o u l db e c o met h es e c o n dl e g i s l a t i v ec h a mb e r o f t h eUn i o n , c o n s i s t i n go f p e r ma n e n t r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s .F l e x i b i l i t y i sr e q u i r e df o r d e c i s i o n sa f f e c t i n go n l yt h eE u r o a r e a .

EUROPEANSUNI T ED ON T HEWORL D ST AGE Asl o n ga sf o r e i g n , s e c u r i t ya n dd e f e n c ep o l i c yr e ma i n sd e p e n d e n to nt h ep o l i t i c a l wi l l , f u n d sa n da v a i l a b i l i t yo fi n d i v i d u a l me mb e r s t a t e s , d i v i s i o n sa n di n a c t i o na r ea ni n e v i t a b l ec o n s e q u e n c e . E u r o p e a np o l i c i e s , i n i t i a t i v e sa n da c t i o n ss h o u l db ed e mo c r a t i c a l l yd e c i d e d a t E u r o p e a nl e v e l , r e l yo ne n h a n c e dE u r o p e a nc a p a b i l i t i e sa n di n t e r o p e r a b i l i t ya n db ef u n d e dt h r o u g ha na d e q u a t eE u r o p e a nb u d g e t . T h o s eme mb e rS t a t e swi l l i n gt omo v ef o r wa r dc a nb e g i nb ye s t a b l i s h i n gap e r ma n e n ts t r u c t u r e dc o o p e r a t i o n . As t r u c t u r e de n t i t y s h o u l di n c l u d ea t l e a s t ap e r ma n e n t o p e r a t i o n a l h e a d q u a r t e r sa n das i z a b l er a p i dr e a c t i o nf o r c e . AE u r o p e a nf u n dc o u l dp o o l r e s o u r c e s o f n a t i o n a l d e f e n c eb u d g e t s . Ani n t e g r a t e da p p r o a c ht oE u r o p e a nd e f e n c es h o u l db ep r o mo t e d .

AWI DEUNI ON WI T HAST RONG CORE E Us t a t e sc a n n o tb ef o r c e dt ou n i t ei n t oaf e d e r a l E u r o p ea g a i n s tt h e i rwi l l . Att h es a met i me , s u c hs t a t e sc a n n o tb ea l l o we dt op i c ka n d c h o o s ewh a tt h e ywa n tf r o mt h eE Uwh i l ep r e v e n t i n go t h e rs t a t e sp r o g r e s s i n gwi t hi n t e g r a t i o n . An e wc a t e g o r yo fme mb e r s h i p , wi t h l i mi t e dp a r t i c i p a t i o ni nt h ei n s t i t u t i o n s , c o u l db et h ea l t e r n a t i v ef o r t h o s ewh oc h o o s en o t t oj o i naf e d e r a l Un i o n . F l e x i b l ea n dd e mo c r a t i c p r o c e d u r e sa r en e e d e df o rf u t u r et r e a t ya me n d me n t s , wh i c hs h o u l de n t e ri n t of o r c eo n c er a t i f i e db yt h eE u r o p e a nP a r l i a me n ta n da q u a l i f i e dma j o r i t yo f t h es t a t e s .

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