Newropeans

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Newropeans
President Franck Biancheri
Founded June 2005
Newspaper Newropeans Magazine
Ideology European integration
European federalism
Democratization
Colors Orange and purple
Website
www.newropeans.eu

Newropeans is a European political party running for European Parliament elections in multiple European Union member states simultaneously. It therefore claims to be the first truly pan-European political party. As opposed to other European parties such as the European People's Party or the Party of European Socialists, the Newropeans are not an alliance of pre-existing national political parties.

History[edit]

The party was founded by Franck Biancheri in June 2005 when the referendum on the constitution failed. Biancheri had previously founded the European Students' Forum (AEGEE) in 1985 and a thinktank called Leap2020 in 1998.

Policies[edit]

Newropeans call for increased democratisation of the EU. They want an elected Union government, the ratification of changes to EU treaties by referendum and a unified immigration policy. Its programme is also in favour of decentralisation and restructuring of the institutions which are mainly concentrated in Brussels, but also spread among Strasbourg and Luxembourg. The party wants to ground the European Union Budget on a direct tax instead of contributions by the treasuries of member states, and opposes the lifelong judicial immunity granted to EU officials. According to the official website, the party focuses mainly on reform of the EU system, and has currently little agenda beyond that.

Pre-election activities[edit]

Like all newly established political parties, Newropeans works to gain attention, money and members. As stated in their manifesto, Newropeans has to establish itself in all EU members before the election in 2009. A "Democracy Marathon" has been launched in 2007, holding meetings in cities of all the 27 countries. In the summer 2008, the Newropeans Summer Beach Campaign took place, promoting Newropeans on European beaches (in Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Bulgaria, ...).

Structure[edit]

As it is currently impossible for a pan-European party to participate in European Parliament elections,[1] national subsidiary parties of Newropeans need to be created in order for the Newropeans to stand for election. Little is known about the number of national subsidiary parties of Newropeans currently registered. The following overview lists the subsidiary parties currently known.

France[edit]

Main article: Newropeans France
Newropeans France Details Notes
Local branch/party established? Yes
Local branch/party registered for 2009 elections? Yes
Local branch/party staff
Candidates
Constituencies TBD
Number of MEPs elected TBD

Germany[edit]

Main article: Newropeans Germany
Newropeans Germany Details Notes
Local branch/party established? Yes
Local branch/party registered for 2009 elections? Yes
Local branch/party staff
Candidates Margit Reiser-Schober
Constituencies Germany
Number of MEPs elected TBD

Newropeans needed to collect at least 4,000 signatures to be able to stand for election in Germany. The party announced on 14 April 2008 that it had collected 4,359 signatures, which were handed over to the Federal Returning Officer in Wiesbaden on 31 March. Formal recognition that Newropeans is registered for the election in 2009 was given on 10 April.[2]

According to Newropeans, Germany is the second country in the EU in which the Newropeans have secured a place on the ballot.[3]

Italy[edit]

Main article: Newropeans Italy
Newropeans Italy Details Notes
Local branch/party established? Yes
Local branch/party registered for 2009 elections? No 150.000 signatures must be collected before the end of April 2009.
Local branch/party staff
Candidates
Constituencies TBD
Number of MEPs elected TBD

Netherlands[edit]

Newropeans Netherlands Details Notes
Local branch/party established? Yes
Local branch/party registered for 2009 elections? Yes
Local branch/party staff
Candidates
Constituencies Netherlands
Number of MEPs elected 0

Candidates[edit]

Newropeans’ first 30 European candidates:
Alemanno Alberto, N°4 in Italy, Region North West
Balbi Stefano, N°3 in Italy, Region North-East
Biancheri Franck, N°1 in France, Region South-East
Blossier Bruno, N°1 in France, Region West
Bonacini Federica, N°6 in Italy, Region North-East
Carayol David, N°1 in France, Region South-West
Chiesa Fausta, N°5 in Italy, Region North-West, North East
Cominassi Luca, N°3 in Italy, Region North-West, Centre
Dacrema Pierangelo, N°5 in Italy, Region South
Del Gaizo Danilo, N°1 in Italy, Regions Centre, South, Islands, North-East
Del Prete Rita, N°4 in Italy, Region Islands
Del Vasto Massimo, N°4 in Italy, Region South
De Vita Marcello, N°2 in Italy, Region South
Fasciani Roberto, N°4 in Italy, Region Centre
Gobillon Michel, N°1 in France, Region North
Greib, Harald, N°2 in Germany
François Guérin, N1 France, region Est
Hahn Christel, N°4 in Germany
Kolanowski Krzysztof, N°8 in Germany
Kruitwagen Bart, N°2 in Nederland
Krumm Eva, N°6 in Germany
Malcangi Diego, N°1 in Italy, Regions : North-West
Médard Guillaume, N°2 in France, Region South-West
Papsch Jan, N°7 in Germany
Pichler Ralf, N°5 in Germany
Ranke-Cormier Marianne, N°1 in France, Region Ile de France
Reiser-Schober Margit, N°1 in Germany
Swinkels Veronique, N°3 in Nederland
Uijlenhoet Arno, N°1 in Nederland
Winkler Detlef, N°3 in Germany

2009 European elections results[edit]

Country Votes Percentage Sources
France 2,323 0.02% 1
Germany 29,416 0.1% 2
Netherlands 19,840 0.44% 3
Total 51,579

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.newropeans.eu/spip.php?article=1191&lang=en
  2. ^ http://www.newropeans.eu/index.php?lang=de
  3. ^ http://www.newropeans-magazine.org/

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