Europe United Party
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|Merged into||European Federalist Party|
|Headquarters||336 Avenue Georges Henri, 1200 Brussels, Belgium|
|Colours||Blue and yellow|
Europe United Party was a pan-European political party which aims to achieve a stronger and more accountable European Union and especially a democratically elected European Commission, a more transparent European Council and a stronger, more representative and effective European Parliament. It is now incorporated in the European Federalist Party created on November 6, 2011 in Paris.
Europe United was founded as a pro-European organisation in 2005 by Finnish, but Danish-based politician Aki Paasovaara shortly after France and the Netherlands voted down the proposed European constitution. The party grew fast thanks to engaging its members through an online private social network.In September 2005 Europe United officially registered as a political association in Denmark. The first convention was held in May 2006 at the then-official seat of the organisation in Copenhagen (Denmark). After the Copenhagen convention, the first election to Europe United's internal policy-making body, the Senate, was held. Tomas Ruta got most votes out of the thirty elected senators.
The President and the board of Europe United are elected by a Convention for a two-year period and function as the party's European-level management. Their prime responsibilities are overall strategic leadership and operational leadership of the party's administration and organisational functions.
So far, only a limited political program with a focus on democratization of the EU was presented but the party is currently in the process of expanding its political program. Agreement on a broad selection of political issues was found at the last Convention in Leuven (Belgium) in December 2009 and a final vote on the political program of Europe United is currently planned for the next Convention in Salzburg (Austria) in May 2010.[needs update]
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- "Europe United Party. Introduction". Retrieved 21 March 2010.
- "The New Federalist. "Europe United: we need truly pan-European political parties"". Retrieved 21 March 2010.
- "Europe United Party. Spring Convention 2010 – Salzburg, Austria". Retrieved 25 March 2010.