Die Europa-Union Deutschland ist in ein europaweites Netzwerk von europäischen föderalistischen Organisationen eingebunden. Die  Dachorganisation der europäischen Föderalisten ist die Union Europäischer Föderalisten (Union des Fédéralistes Européens/Union of European Federalists), kurz U.E.F., mit Sitz in Brüssel. >>weiterlesen


Präsident: Sandro Gozi

Vizepräsident (aus Deutschland): Dr. Otto Schmuck

Generalsekretär: Paolo Vacca

Vorstandsmitglieder (aus Deutschland): Anna Echterhoff und Wolfgang Wettach


Das Europäische Sekretariat ist zu erreichen unter:
Square de Meeus 25
B-1000 Brüssel

Tel:  +32-2-508 30 30
Fax: +32-2-626 95 01

E-mail:  contact(at)federalists(dot)eu
Internet: www.federalists.eu

Aktuelle Meldungen der UEF

An important step towards a Europe of Citizens – But more is needed!

The Union of European Federalists  (UEF), a supranational organisation presided over by Jo LEINEN MEP, welcomes the compromise  proposal  of the Convention as an important step towards  a more  democratic,  transparent  and  effective European  Union.  In our  eyes the election of the Commission President by the European Parliament, the integration of the EU Charter  of fundamental rights and the creation  of a strong EU Foreign Minister are the most important achievements.  But in other... » weiterlesen

European Federalism: Regions and States

On the eve of the meeting of the national Committee of UEF-France in Toulouse, the regional section of UEF organised a public debate on "European Federalism, Regions and States". » weiterlesen

European Constitutional Debate in Switzerland

On 3-5 June, 2003 four sections of the New Swiss European Movement (NOMES / NEBS), the Swiss UEF constituent organisation, with the support of UEF supranational and in cooperation with the European Institutes of the local universities, organised 4 panel discussions on the Convention and the future of Europe in Zurich.Swiss experts from the political class and universities as well as European guests, including Fernand HERMAN (UEF Bureau member and President of UEF-Belgium) and Ferdinand KINSKY... » weiterlesen

European federalists and the current play in the Convention

The Federal Committee of the Union of European Federalists (UEF) chaired by Jo LEINEN, MEP, met last weekend in the European Academy Otzenhausen (Saarland). After a exchange of views with the alternate Representative of the Luxembourg government to the Convention, Ambassador  Nicolas  Schmit,  and  a  political  debate  involving  federalist  delegates  from  15 European  countries,  the  UEF  Federal  Committee adopted  a  resolution  which  among  other points (full resolution in annex) :  -... » weiterlesen

The Convention's Draft: a blueprint for a citizens' Europe?

300 people attended the public debate organised by the UEF in cooperation with its local sections of UEF Belgium and UEF Groupe Europe. Due to strict security rules in the European Parliament during the Irak war, the UEF had to refuse the last inscriptions.   » weiterlesen

The Praesidium’s Draft of Articles 1 to 16 of the Constitutional Treaty : An insufficient proposal which does not faithfully reflect the consensus within the European Convention

The Bureau  of the  Union of  European  Federalists  (UEF)  welcomes the  presentation by the Convention Praesidium of the draft of first articles of the Constitutional Treaty. The debate on the  future  political  direction of  the  European  Union  will  now  become  more concrete.  The draft can serve as a basis for further progress towards a federal Constitution but is currently not sufficient for meeting the challenges of an enlarged EU in a globalized world.  In its Article 1, the... » weiterlesen

The Bureau of the Union of European Federalists welcomes the second contribution of the European Commission to the European Convention

The  Union of  European  Federalists  welcomes  President  Prodi’s  initiative  of  presenting  a  first complete  draft  constitution  which has  the  great  merit  of  showing  the  European public and  the reluctant national governments that the outcome of the Convention can be a Constitution; The UEF welcomes especially the confirmation of the specific nature of the European Union, being founded not only on the legitimacy of its member states, but also on those of the peoples; The UEF... » weiterlesen

New subsidiarity provisions should not make the EU more complicated

The Union of European Federalists has thrown down a challenge to members  of the Convention when they meet on Friday morning to discuss subsidiarity. Anyone proposing a new institution or legislative procedure is challenged to answer the question: What  laws  have  been passed  that  violate  the  principle  of  subsidiarity,  and  which  your proposed new institution or legislative procedure would have prevented?Bruno Boissière, European Secretary-General of the UEF, said: “Simplicity is  a... » weiterlesen

European Commission should be EU executive European Parliament as only directly elected EU institution should elect President of the EU

The  Union  of  European  Federalists  (UEF)  welcomes  the  European Commission’s communication on the future of Europe presented to the European Convention on 22 May and its call for taking the lead in foreign affairs and economic policy. The UEF hopes that the  European  Commission  and  the  European  Parliament  will  build  an  alliance  to push for ambitious EU reforms.  Nevertheless, the UEF regrets that the Commission has not clearly defined its position as regards the modalities of... » weiterlesen

Middle East crisis reveals weakness of the European Union

The Union of European Federalists  (UEF), chaired by  Jo LEINEN MEP,  notes that the current diplomatic efforts of the European Union to put an end to the Middle East crisis are ineffective.   The European Union should propose a peace plan which involves all countries from the Middle East. The UEF  considers that  a  peaceful  solution  of  the crisis would  consist in proposing  a federal  project  to overcome  the  inter-community  clashes  on  a  long-term  basis  The  European Union  is... » weiterlesen