The goal of UEF as a campaigning and lobbying organisation is to press for more concrete steps to be taken to build a credible economic government for the euro area. Last week’s European Council can only be seen as the beginning of this process.
By 2013 we will be ready for a new revision of the EU treaties which will fill in the gaps left by the Lisbon treaty and repair some of its shortcomings. I hope that these issues will be addressed by the European political parties as they prepare for their campaigns in the 2014 European Parliamentary elections on the basis of transnational lists.
If the democratic reforms continue to take hold in the Arab countries, the EU will have viable partners in North Africa and across the Middle East with which to project shared values of security based on the rule of law and fundamental rights.
The UEF collaborates with the Spinelli Group and other associations committed to building a strong and democratic European Union.