Bearing in mind the resolution “Towards a European election campaign” adopted by its Federal Committee in Copenhagen, October 2012,
Adopts the following Pact for a federal Europe to be proposed for support to the candidates to the European elections
Pact for a federal Europe
For the development of a European political life and true European elections JEF-Europe demands the European political parties to
define Europe-wide political programs and present candidates standing for European elections as representatives of European political parties,
develop Europe-wide campaign presenting their visions and proposals on the future of Europe and communicate them to local, national and European media,
nominate and promote their candidate for President of the Commission before the European elections,
Engage in TV and online debates with the different candidates for the Presidency of the Commission.
Also activate the individual candidate-MEPs to support their candidates for President of the Commission
For the elections of committed Members of the European Parliament
JEF-Europe demands the candidates to the 2014 European elections to
refuse to serve as a "locomotive " and to withdraw from Parliament once elected,
limit the accumulation of mandates to preserve the time required for a full and effective exercise of the MEP mandate,
commit to fulfill the mandate in a diligent way, i.e. to attend plenary sessions and committees as well as to tackle every issue in exclusive interest of Europe and its citizens
commit themselves to transparency towards citizens and to conduct educational work with the media and citizens to make the EP action visible and understandable to all,
commit to ensure a dialogue with national parliaments
For a European Parliament representing European citizens, not the European states
JEF-Europe expects from the incoming European Parliament to
defend European interests threatened by populism and strictly national interests,
defend the Community method and the European Parliament’s place in the decision-making process, recalling the spirit of 1979 and the proactive role of the European Parliament to achieve European unity,
support proposals directed to reinforce Parliament role as legitimate body, in particular in key issues under economic, fiscal, internal and international areas,
launch a new constitutional convention involving the civil society and charged with making the necessary change for an efficient federal Union restoring democratic confidence in the future of Europe.
asks the candidates for the 2014 European elections to support these proposals.
invites European citizens, (candidate) MEPs, officials and civil society to express their support to our Manifesto.