The application of Union of European Federalists (UEF) to become a Member Organisation of World federalist Movement (WFM) has been unanimously approved by the Council of World Federalist Movement meeting on 22-23.
October 2004 in The Hague. On this occasion, the Bureau of UEF declared its support for an EU seat in the United Nations Security Council.
For the UEF Bureau, the German Government’s bid to win a permanent seat in the UN Security Council would risk dividing Europe into opposing camps and confirms the impression that the real intention is to form a European Directorate of powerful countries. This goes against the European spirit.
The only way to enable Europe to speak with a single voice in the world is for the European Union to have a seat in the Security Council. Furthermore the presence of the European Union in the UN would pave the way for a reform of the United Nations on the basis of large regional Unions, as the simplest and most effective way to build a peaceful, just and safe world.
The UEF Bureau encourages France and United Kingdom to find the necessary compromises in order to allow Europe to speak with a single voice at the world stage. It demands the German government to step back from its plan to secure a permanent seat in the UN Security Council and the Italian government to confirm its opposition. “All European governments should join forces in favour of an EU seat at the UN”, concludes the UEF Bureau.