Press release: Over 200 candidates pledge to support European Federalists’ demands for next European Parliament

Ahead of the European elections starting on Thursday, 215 candidates to the European Parliament have committed to support the European Federalists’ demands for the next European Parliament. Supporters come from a range of political parties and countries. Here you find the list per country and an on-line picture gallery. The European Federalists invite citizens to go and vote and support only candidates who have committed to support a stronger, more democratic, federal Europe.

Key demands of the European Federalists supported by candidates include a stronger Economic and Monetary Union (with a Eurozone own budget), a single European foreign, security and defence policy (with stronger European defence capabilities), a European migration system (including the management of external EU borders through European forces and EU channels for legal migration), make Europe a global leader in combating climate change and promoting the transition to a fully environment-friendly economy, and an increased European budget based on own resources. Candidates have also pledged to engage the next European Parliament in reforming EU treaties towards a stronger, more democratic, more social, more effective, federal Europe.

Learn more about the candidates supporting our pledge

Read our manifesto for a federal Europe

Find the pledge for the candidates to the European Parliament

About the Union of European Federalists (UEF)

The Union of European Federalists (UEF) is a pan-European, non-governmental political organisation dedicated to the promotion of European political unity. For more than 70 years UEF has been a leading voice in the promotion of European unity and an early campaigner for key milestones in the development of the European Communities and then the European Union. With 25 national sections and over 400 local groups across Europe, UEF promotes a federal Europe among citizens and political representatives at all levels of government. Find more information here:

About the Young European Federalists (JEF)

The Young European Federalists (JEF-Europe) is a non-partisan youth NGO with 13.000 members active in more than 30 countries. The organisation strives towards a federal Europe based on the principles of democracy and subsidiarity as well as respect for human rights. JEF promotes true European Citizenship, and works towards more active participation of young people in democratic life.

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