Europe United Party

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Europe United Party
PresidentBengt Beier
Merged intoEuropean Federalist Party
Headquarters336 Avenue Georges Henri, 1200 Brussels, Belgium
IdeologyEuropean federalism
Social liberalism
Democratization
ColoursBlue and yellow
Website
Europe United

Europe United Party was a pan-European political party which aimed 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.[1] It was later on 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).[2] 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 were elected by a Convention for a two-year period and functioned as the party's European-level management. Their prime responsibilities were 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. Agreement on a broad selection of political issues was found at the Convention in Leuven (Belgium) in December 2009 and a final vote on the political program of Europe United was planned for the next Convention in Salzburg (Austria) in May 2010.[3][needs update]

Europe United presented five candidates for the 2009 European Parliament election but failed to secure any seats.

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  1. ^ "Europe United Party. Introduction". Archived from the original on 7 October 2007. Retrieved 21 March 2010.
  2. ^ "The New Federalist. "Europe United: we need truly pan-European political parties"". Retrieved 21 March 2010.
  3. ^ "Europe United Party. Spring Convention 2010 – Salzburg, Austria". Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 25 March 2010.