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Encyclopedia > European Democratic Party
European Democratic Party
Europäische Demokratische Partei
Parti démocrate européen
Partito democratico europeo
Partido demócrata europeo
Image:Eurodemparty.gif
President François Bayrou and Francesco Rutelli
Founded December 9, 2004
Headquarters unknown
Political Ideology centrism, eurofederalism
International Affiliation Alliance of American and European Democrats
European Parliament Group Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Colours orange and blue
Website http://www.pde-edp.net/
See also Politics of the EU

Political parties
Elections Image File history File links Eurodemparty. ... -1... Francesco Rutelli (Rome, June 14, 1954) is an Italian politician, formerly mayor of Rome. ... December 9 is the 343rd day (344th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in... In politics, centrism usually refers to the political ideal of promoting moderate policies which land in the middle ground between different political extremes. ... A Europeanist (similar to Pro-European or the more pejorative Europhile or Eurooptimist) is a person or group who favours the European Union and seeks to uphold or develop it through supporting European integration and the aims of the European Union. ... The Alliance of American and European Democrats is a loose bilateral partnership between the United States Democratic Party and the European Democratic Party. ... ALDE logo The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (French: Alliance des Démocrates et des Libéraux pour lEurope) is a Group in the European Parliament. ... The colour orange occurs between red and yellow in the visible spectrum at a wavelength of about 620–585 nanometres. ... Blue is any of a number of similar colors. ... The European Union or EU is a supranational and intergovernmental union of 25 European states. ... A European political party, or formally a political party at European level, is a type of political party organization in the European Union, eligible to receive funding from the Union. ... Elections in the European Union gives information on election and election results in the European Union. ...

For the eurosceptic informal grouping, see European Democrats.

The European Democratic Party (EDP) is a centrist European political party very strongly in favour of European integration ("europeanist"). It was initiated on April 16, 2004 and formally founded on December 9 in Brussels. François Bayrou of France's UDF and Francesco Rutelli of Italy's Margherita Party serve as the first two co-presidents. The European Democrats (ED) are a conservative and eurosceptic party grouping with seats in the European Parliament as part of the larger EPP-ED group. ... In politics, centrism usually refers to the political ideal of promoting moderate policies which land in the middle ground between different political extremes. ... A European political party, or formally a political party at European level, is a type of political party organization in the European Union, eligible to receive funding from the Union. ... European integration is the process of political and economic (and in some cases social and cultural) integration of European states into a tighter bloc. ... A Europeanist (similar to Pro-European or the more pejorative Europhile or Eurooptimist) is a person or group who favours the European Union and seeks to uphold or develop it through supporting European integration and the aims of the European Union. ... April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (107th in leap years). ... It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in... December 9 is the 343rd day (344th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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 Belgium, the French Community of... -1... Francesco Rutelli (Rome, June 14, 1954) is an Italian politician, formerly mayor of Rome. ... Daisy-Democracy is Freedom (full name in Italian: Democrazia è Libertà – La Margherita: Democracy is Freedom – The Daisy) is a political party in Italy. ...


The EDP was founded in reaction to the rising influence of eurosceptic parties within European institutions. It drew europhillic centre-right parties from the European People's Party to form a new centrist multinational bloc. Euroscepticism is scepticism about, or disagreement with, the purposes of the European Union, sometimes coupled with a desire to preserve national sovereignty. ... A Europhile is a term for a person who wants to increase cooperation between governments within the European Union. ... The European Peoples Party is a Christian democrat-conservative political party at European level founded in 1976. ...


Its cofounder François Bayrou (UDF) described it as a party for people being neither conservative nor socialist, like the United States Democratic Party.-1... The Union for French Democracy, also known by its French acronym UDF (Union pour la Démocratie Française), is a French center-right political party. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...


Current Members are:

The Union for French Democracy, also known by its French acronym UDF (Union pour la Démocratie Française), is a French center-right political party. ... Daisy-Democracy is Freedom (full name in Italian: Democrazia è Libertà – La Margherita: Democracy is Freedom – The Daisy) is a political party in Italy. ... The Labour Party (Lithuanian: Darbo Partija), or DP, is a new political party in Lithuania. ... Path of Change (sometimes translated as Way to Change, in Czech: Cesta zmÄ•ny) is a tiny liberal party in the Czech Republic. ... Citizens Movement for Change (French: Mouvement des Citoyens pour le Changement or MCC) is a Christian Democratic political party in the French Community of Belgium founded by Gérard Deprez. ... The European Party (Evropaiko Komma, Ευρωπαϊκό Κόμμα) is a political party in Cyprus founded in 2005, largely out of the New Horizons party. ... The New Horizons (Neoi Orizontes) was a political party in Cyprus. ... The Basque Nationalist Party is a political party in the Basque region of Spain. ... The Basque Country (Euskal Herria in Basque) straddles the western Pyrenees mountains that define the border between France and Spain, extending down to the coast of the Bay of Biscay. ...

Cooperation with ELDR

The meeting of the Parliamentary Group of the liberal democrat European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party which took place in Brussels on July 13, 2004 approved a recommendation to unite the ELDR Group and the EDP Group into the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group. Although their MEPs currently sit together, these two European political parties remain separate parties. This is a list about liberalism and political parties around the world. ... The European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party (founded in 1993) is a liberal party, active in the European Union, uniting liberal and centrist parties around Europe which together represent more than 20 million European voters and is an international non-profit association incorporated under the laws of Belgium. ... 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 Belgium, the French Community of... July 13 is the 194th day (195th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 171 days remaining. ... It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in... ALDE logo The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (French: Alliance des Démocrates et des Libéraux pour lEurope) is a Group in the European Parliament. ... A Member of the European Parliament (English abbreviation MEP) is a member of the European Unions directly-elected legislative body, the European Parliament. ...



 
Pan-European political parties
Flag of the European Union

European Democratic Party | EUDemocrats | European Free Alliance | European Green Party | Party of the European Left | European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party | Alliance for Europe of the Nations | European People's Party | Party of European Socialists A European political party, or formally a political party at European level, is a type of political party organization in the European Union, eligible to receive funding from the Union. ... Image File history File links European_flag. ... EUDemocrats (EUD) is an alliance of parties, movements and political organisations operating as a transnational Party at a European level (European political party), and incorporating members from both the centre-left and the centre-right. ... The European Free Alliance (EFA) is a grouping of various political parties in Europe who believe in either full political independence (statehood), or some form of devolution or self-government for their country or region. ... European Greens (or the European Green Party) is the name of the European Green Party, a political party at European level. ... The European Left party is a political party at European level and an association of socialist and communist political parties in the European Union. ... The European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party (founded in 1993) is a liberal party, active in the European Union, uniting liberal and centrist parties around Europe which together represent more than 20 million European voters and is an international non-profit association incorporated under the laws of Belgium. ... The Alliance for Europe of the Nations is a pan-European political party that gathers nationalist parties from across the continent. ... The European Peoples Party is a Christian democrat-conservative political party at European level founded in 1976. ... The Party of European Socialists (PES) (French: Parti socialiste européen (PSE); German: Sozialdemokratische Partei Europas (SPE); Spanish: Partido socialista europeo (PSE); Italian: Partito socialista europeo (PSE)) is a European political party whose members are 30 social democratic, socialist and labour parties of the European Union member states as well...

 
Pan-European confederations of national political parties

Alliance des Démocrates Indépendants en Europe | European Anticapitalist Left | European Christian Political Movement | European Democrat Union | Euronat | European National Front | Nordic Green Left Alliance Alliance des Démocrates Indépendants en Europe is an apparent centre-right faction of the eurosceptic Independence and Democracy group of the European Parliament that is claimed to be operating as a European political party by the EUDemocrats[1] which appears to be acting as the centre-left faction... The European Anti Capitalist Left (EACL) is an informal network for European anticapitalist left wing parties with a certain representativeness. ... The European Christian Political Movement (ECPM) is an European political association for reflection and working on Christian-democratic politics in Europe from an explicit Christian Social view. ... The European Democrat Union is the European wing of the International Democrat Union. ... Euronat (also known as EuroNet and Euro-Nat) is/was an effort by Jean-Marie Le Pen of Front National to gather all the Euronationalist parties of Europe. ... European National Front is a coordinating structure of European far-right nationalist movements. ... The Nordic Green Left Alliance (NGLA) is a green and socialist political party at the European level founded in Reykjavík on February 1, 2004. ...

 
Groups in the European Parliament

EPP-ED (264) | PES (200) | ALDE (90) | Greens-EFA (42) | EUL-NGL (41) | IND/DEM (33) | UEN (30)
See also ED subgroup, Non-Inscrits Party groups in the European Parliament combine the MEPs from European political parties, informal European political blocs, and independents. ... The European Parliament is the parliamentary body of the European Union (EU), directly elected by EU citizens once every five years. ... The European Peoples Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats is a group in the European Parliament. ... The Party of European Socialists (PES) (French: Parti socialiste européen (PSE); German: Sozialdemokratische Partei Europas (SPE); Spanish: Partido socialista europeo (PSE); Italian: Partito socialista europeo (PSE)) is a European political party whose members are 30 social democratic, socialist and labour parties of the European Union member states as well... ALDE logo The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (French: Alliance des Démocrates et des Libéraux pour lEurope) is a Group in the European Parliament. ... Logo of the European Federation of Green Parties - EFA The European Greens – European Free Alliance (The Greens - European Free Alliance; Greens - EFA; French: Le Groupe Verts - Alliance libre européenne; Les Verts - ALE, German Fraktion der Grünen/Freie Europäische Allianz) is one of the parliamentary groups in the... GUE-NGL logo The European United Left–Nordic Green Left is a socialist and communist political grouping within the European Parliament. ... IND/DEM logo The Independence and Democracy (IND/DEM) group, formed July 20, 2004 is a euro-sceptic political group with 36 MEPs in the European Parliament. ... UEN logo The Union for Europe of the Nations is a nationalist and (mostly) euro-sceptic party grouping with seats in the European Parliament. ... The European Democrats (ED) are a conservative and eurosceptic party grouping with seats in the European Parliament as part of the larger EPP-ED group. ... Non-Inscrits (English: Non-Attached; the English name is also official, but the French name is prevalent even in English texts) are Members of the European Parliament who do not sit in one of the political groups. ...

Related articles: table of political parties in Europe by pancontinental organisation, elections in the European Union The majority of major political parties in Europe have aligned themselves into the pan-European political organisations listed below. ... Elections in the European Union gives information on election and election results in the European Union. ...

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Christian Democracy

Christian Democracy is a heterogeneous political ideology. ... Image File history File links Propaganda_Dc. ...

Parties

Christian Democratic parties
Christian Democrat International
European People's Party
European Democratic Party
Euro Christian Political Movement
Christian Dem Org of America
There are many Christian Democratic parties. ... The Christian Democrat and Peoples Parties International (IDC-CDI) is the global political international dedicated to the promotion of christian democracy. ... The European Peoples Party is a Christian democrat-conservative political party at European level founded in 1976. ... The European Christian Political Movement (ECPM) is an European political association for reflection and working on Christian-democratic politics in Europe from an explicit Christian Social view. ... you suck wener and WE THINK THAT UR STUPID WEBSITE SHOULD GO TO HELL ALL OF YOU FOR MAKING US EAT BROCOLLI>>>> WOMAN<<< SALAD FINGERS HAD A TREAT WHILE RUBBING HIS FINGERS ON METAl IT WAS QUITE ORGASMICAL AND FAIRTAILING YOUR ASS BUMM! BOOTOOM DRIBBLING DOWN MY FACE. ...

Ideas

Social conservatism
Social market economy
Communitarianism · Popularism
Catholic worker movement
Catholic social teaching
Human dignity · Personalism
Solidarity · Subsidiarity · Federalism
Social justice · Sustainability
Social conservatism is a belief in traditional or natural law-based morality and social mores and the desire to preserve these in present day society, often through civil law or regulation. ... The Social market economy was the German and Austrian economic model during the Cold War era. ... Communitarianism as a group of related but distinct philosophies began in the late 20th century, opposing aspects of liberalism and capitalism while advocating phenomena such as civil society. ... Popularism (italian: popolarismo) is a political doctrine conceived by Don Luigi Sturzo as a middle way between Socialism and Liberalism and opposed to Fascism because of its stress on Democracy. ... Logo of Catholic Worker The Catholic Worker Movement was founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin in 1933. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Human dignity is an expression that can be used a moral concept or a legal term. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Humanitism is a philosophy born in academic circles from efforts in dialogue & universalism and in the minds of the populus at the close of the 2nd Millennium CE rather than one that can be ascribed to any one individual. ... Subsidiarity is the idea that matters should be handled by the smallest (or, the lowest) competent authority. ... Federalism is the idea of a group or body of members that are bound together (latin: foedus, covenant) with a governing representative head. ... Social Justice is a philosophical definition of the justice found operating in any given societys systems of social control. ... Sustainability is a systemic concept, relating to the continuity of economic, social, institutional and environmental aspects of human society. ...

Important Documents

Rerum Novarum
Graves de Communi Re
Quadragesimo Anno
Laborem Exercens
Sollicitudi Rei Socialis
Centesimus Annus
Rerum Novarum is an encyclical issued by Roman Catholic Pope Leo XIII on May 15, 1891. ... Graves de Communi Re was an encyclical written by Pope Leo XIII in 1901, on Christian Democracy. ... Quadragesimo Anno is an encyclical by Pope Pius XI, issued 15 May 1931, 40 years after Rerum Novarum (thus the name, Latin for the fortieth year). Written as a response to the Great Depression, it calls for the establishment of a social order based on the principle of subsidiarity. ... what prompted him to write Laborem Exercens? This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Sollicitudi Rei Socialis was an encyclical written by Pope John Paul II in 1987, on the twentieth anniversary of Populorum Progressio. ... Centesimus Annus (which is Latin for 100th year) was an encyclical written by Pope John Paul II in 1991, on the 100th anniversary of Rerum Novarum. ...

Important Figures

Aquinas · Leo XIII · Kuyper · Pius XI
Gilson · Maritain · Mounier · Day
Adenauer · De Gasperi · Schuman
Frei · John Paul II · Strauss · Kohl
Ramos · Fox · Merkel
Saint Thomas Aquinas [Thomas of Aquin, or Aquino] (c. ... Pope Leo XIII, born Vincenzo Gioacchino Raffaele Luigi Pecci (March 2, 1810 – July 20, 1903), was Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, having succeeded Pope Pius IX (1846–78) on February 20, 1878 and reigning until his death in 1903. ... Portrait of Abraham Kuyper by Jan Veth Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920) was born in the town of Maassluis and was a Dutch Calvinist theologian, scholar, and statesman. ... Pope Pius XI (Latin: ), born Ambrogio Damiano Achille Ratti (May 31, 1857 – February 10, 1939), reigned as Pope from February 6, 1922 and sovereign of Vatican City from 1929 until his death on February 10, 1939. ... Etienne Gilson (1884-1978) was a French philosopher and historian, born in Paris. ... Jacques Maritain (November 18, 1882 – April 28, 1973) was a French Catholic philosopher. ... Emmanuel Mounier (philosophe français 1905-1950) Mounier was the guiding spirit in the French personalist movement, and founder and director of Esprit, the magazine which is the organ of the movement. ... Dorothy Day was declared Servant of God when a cause for sainthood was opened for her by Pope John Paul II. Dorothy Day (November 8, 1897 - November 29, 1980) was a journalist turned social activist (she was an Industrial Workers of the World member) and devout member of the Roman... Election Poster showing Adenauer Konrad Adenauer (January 5, 1876 – April 19, 1967) was a conservative German statesman. ... Alcide De Gasperi Alcide De Gasperi (3 April 1881 - 19 August 1954) was an Italian statesman and politician. ... Robert Schuman (June 29, 1886 – September 4, 1963) was a noted Luxembourg-born French politician, a Christian Democrat (M.R.P.) who is regarded as one of the founders of the European Union. ... Eduardo Nicanor Frei Montalva (1911–1982) was the president of Chile from 1964 to 1970. ... Pope John Paul II (Latin: ), born Karol Józef Wojtyła (May 18, 1920 – April 2, 2005) reigned as pope of the Roman Catholic Church for almost 27 years, from October 16, 1978 until his death, making his the second-longest pontificate. ... Dr h. ... Dr. Helmut Josef Michael Kohl (born April 3, 1930) was a prominent German politician and statesman. ... Fidel Valdez Ramos (born March 18, 1928) was the 12th President of the Philippines. ... Term of office: December 1, 2000 – present Preceded by: Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León Succeeded by: incumbent Date of birth: July 2, 1942 Place of birth: Mexico City Profession: Industrialist First Lady: Marta Sahagún Political Party: National Action Party Vicente Fox Quesada (born July 2, 1942) is the... Dr. Angela Dorothea Merkel (pronounced //, born in Hamburg, Germany on July 17, 1954) is the current Chancellor of Germany. ...


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Christian Democratic Union (Germany) - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (1379 words)
The CDU was the dominant party with Konrad Adenauer as its leader from 1949 to 1963.
Opponents of the CDU are the social democratic SPD, the post-communist Left Party/PDS and the left-wing environmentalist Bündnis'90/Die Grünen.
The traditional strongholds of the party are concentrated in rural and/or Catholic regions such as Eifel, Münsterland, Sauerland, the Fulda district, Schwaben, Emsland, Nordfriesland, Vorpommern as well as areas in Saxony, the Thüringen Eichsfeld, Taunus, and smaller cities such as Baden-Baden, Konstanz, and Pforzheim.
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