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17-19 JULY | FEDERALIST EVENTS FOR THE OPENING OF THE NEW EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

By 28/06/2024July 15th, 2024No Comments

The European Union has been “at a critical junction” time and again since its inception.

The last European elections clearly revealed two things: the growth of Eurosceptic and Europhobic far-right parties in some countries, in particular France and Germany, but also the growing awareness in the mainstream parties that this Europe must be reformed.

The existential challenges facing the European Union and the upcoming enlargement urgently require that a process of profound reform – as already called for by the outgoing Parliament on the basis of the results of the Conference on the Future of Europe – is initiated.

The history of the European Union is one of citizens gathering and calling on elected leaders for more decisive steps towards political unity for the European people: in 1975 in Rome claiming for the direct elections of the European Parliament; in 1979 in Strasbourg asking for a European currency; in 1985 in Milano defending The Spinelli Treaty, in 1991 in Maastricht for European democracy, in 2000 in Nice asking for a European Convention, on 25 March 2017 in Rome calling for a relaunch of political integration, on 8 May 2022 in Strasbourg calling for a Treaty reform at the last day of the Conference on the Future of Europe.

This July 17-19 in Strasbourg, at the opening plenary session of the European Parliament, we will again call on our elected representatives to reform Europe now, wholeheartedly and without reservations.

So the Union of European Federalists together with JEF Europe, the European Movement and the Spinelli Group, organize a two days event in Strasbourg.

DRAFT AGENDA

17 July 2024

Afternoon/evening
UEF network arrival in Strasbourg from Belgium, French, Italy and Germany

18 July 2024

7:30-8:30, European Parliament
A street action in front of the European Parliament with activists from the Union of European Federalists, Young Europeans Federalists and the European Movement.

12:30-14:00 at the EP Bar
A lunch between UEF Board members and the re-elected members of the Spinelli Group inside the European Parliament.

19:00-21:00, European Parliamentary Association
A conference open to the public, organized by the Spinelli Group, the European Parliamentary Association and the European associations (UEF, JEF, EM) on Thursday evening at the European Parliamentary Association (76 allée de la Robertsau, Strasbourg) in order to discuss the challenges of the new legislature.

21:00, Apero-Cocktail

19 July 2024

8:00-9:00, European Parliament Association
Spinelli Group breakfast organised with UEF Europe at the European Parliamentary Association (76 allée de la Robertsau in Strasbourg).

To invite newly elected MEPs who do not know the Spinelli Group to know more about it and join

You can express your interest in which events you’d like to attend here.

The Spinelli Group

Rue d’Arlon 53,
1000, Bruxelles
Belgium

info@thespinelligroup.eu

The Spinelli Group