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Europe United is an emerging pan-European, pro-European and federalist political party, currently registered in Denmark. Its central policy is a fully united and federal European Union, with strongly improved democratic structures and more influence for the citizens (e.g. through direct democracy and referenda). Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to various perspectives about Europes borders. ... Pro-European is a subjective term applied to a person who supports the European Union (EU) and/or further European integration, specifically in the context of political argument over the current and future status of the EU and its policies. ... Federalism is the idea of a group or body of members that are bound together (latin: foedus, covenant) with a governing representative head. ... A political party is an organization that seeks to attain political power within a government, usually by participating in electoral campaigns. ... Democracy (from Greek δημοκρατία (demokratia), δημος (demos) the common people + κρατειν (kratein) to rule + the suffix ία (ia), literally the common people rule): Democracy is a form of government within a group in which members of the group have approximately equal political power. ... Direct democracy comprises a form of democracy and theory of civics wherein sovereignty was lodged in the assembly of all citizens. ... A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite (from Latin plebiscita, a decree of the Concilium Plebis) is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ...

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Structure

As of 2006, the party is in the initial stages of formation and so has not yet acquired its final structure. Plans foresee a pan-European political party comprised of state branches registered as national political parties in all those countries which Europe United considers to be eligible for membership in the European Union (the forty-six member states of the Council of Europe and Belarus). Currently, a only the Danish state branch is registered as a political party; the party's name is "Europe United" in Denmark, as well. [1] 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Palace of Europe in Strasbourg European Flag: used by the Council of Europe and by the European Union The Council of Europe (French: Conseil de lEurope , German: Europarat /ˌɔɪ.ˈro. ...


It is run by a mixture of party members, party senators and members of the board. Europe United differs from the ten other pan-European political parties of the European Parliament in that national parties all stand on the same policy platform at European level and are all signatories to the same charter. It also differs in that it accepts national parties from states that are outside the EU, but within the European continent, as members of its union. The European political party, or formally political party at European level, is a type of political party organization in the European Union, eligible to receive funding from the Union. ... The European Parliament is the parliamentary body of the European Union (EU), directly elected by EU citizens once every five years. ...


History

Europe United was started in 2005 by the Danish politician Aki Paasovaara. It plans to start competing elections in the 2009 European Parliament election. The party holds an annual convention on Europe Day (9 May), with the location being decided by the Senate; the first is to be held in 2006 in Copenhagen. A second annual convention is held in Brussels every October. A politician is an individual involved in politics to the extent of holding or running for public office. ... The Council of Europe (COE) has developed a series of European symbols for the continent of Europe, and these have since been shared with the European Union (EU). ... May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... Copenhagen ( (help· info) IPA: ) is the capital of Denmark, and the name of the municipality (Danish, kommune) in which it resides. ... Hotel de Ville de Bruxelles Map showing the location of Brussels in Belgium Emblem of the Brussels-Capital Region Flag of The City of Brussels Brussels (Dutch: Brussel, pronounced ; French: Bruxelles, pronounced in Belgian French and often by non-Belgian speakers of French; German: Brüssel) is the capital of...


On 15th April 2006, Europe United announced it would merge with another federalist party which had been founded in 2005, United for Europe. (Statement from Europe United, Statement from United for Europe) (Redirected from 15th April) April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Policies

Europe United believes in European-wide policies that are suggested and voted on by its members in its forum. Policies are only adopted as official policies given qualified majorities at all three levels of the party: senate, membership and board.


See also

Living Europe, Europe’s online magazine, is produced by a group of people who believe that Europe is about more than politics. ... The United States of Europe is a name occasionally given to one version of the possible future unification of Europe as a national and sovereign federation of states similar in formation to the United States of America. ... The Council of Europe (COE) has developed a series of European symbols for the continent of Europe, and these have since been shared with the European Union (EU). ...

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