Europe United Party
Europe United Party is a pan-European
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 political party which aims to achieve stronger and more accountable European Union
European Union
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 and especially a democratically
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 elected European Commission
European Commission
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, a more transparent European Council
European Council
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 and a stronger, more representative and effective European Parliament
European Parliament
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Europe United was founded as a pro-European organisation in 2005 by Finnish
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, but Danish
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-based politician Aki Paasovaara shortly after France and the Netherlands
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 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
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 in Denmark
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. The first convention
Political convention
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 was held in May 2006 at the then-official seat of the organisation in Copenhagen
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 (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
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) in December 2009 and a final vote on the political program of Europe United is currently planned for the next Convention in Salzburg
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) in May 2010.

Europe United presented five candidates for the European Elections 2009 but failed to secure any seats in the elections.

See also

  • Federal Europe
  • Pan-European identity
    Pan-European identity
    Pan-European identity refers to the sense of personal identification with Europe. The most concrete examples of pan-europeanism are the European Union and the older Council of Europe...

  • European political party
    European political party
    A European political party, formally a political party at European level, informally a Europarty, is a type of political party organization operating transnationally in Europe and in the institutions of the European Union. They are regulated and funded by the European Union and are usually made up...

  • List of political parties
  • Pro-Europeanism
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