Europe needs a clean break, a profound democratic radical reform. The people of Europe have been excluded from the vision and destiny of Europe. Our European party wants and must inspire a new political constellation whose aim is to get Europe back on track. A more efficient Europe that means a budget tailored to needs as well as a sense of cooperation across all levels: local, national and European. It’s a major challenge, a matter of urgency. The EDP continues through for 2024 on 12 fundamental points:
> Europe is not just about cities and factories: small farms, villages and rural areas are too often left behind. We therefore need investments and public policies that allow sectors like agriculture and others to make the most of digitization
> Digital and sustainable development must be Europe’s new coal and steel: both must be at the heart of our post-pandemic recovery
> Develop and implement a strategy for the industry of tomorrow: digital, energy, artificial intelligence, low carbon technologies, cyber security, space, etc.
> Strengthening participatory democracy through a revision of the European Citizens’ Initiative and the promotion of the right to petition the European Parliament
> Giving the European Parliament a direct right of legislative initiative
> Remove vetoes and give the EU the means to act decisively
> Introduce transnational lists and build a European political space
> Implementing shared sovereignty through effective subsidiarity and proportionality between the EU, the Member States and the regions
> Reform the Stability and Growth Pact and the Growth Pact to promote a more effective investment policy at European level.
> Launch a concerted convergence initiative led by the most determined and proactive members of the euro zone
> Strengthen the governance of the euro zone
> Develop own resources deducted from national taxes
> Preserve biodiversity while promoting
Preserving biodiversity while promoting sustainable food production and consumption
> Supporting a fair common agricultural policy for all farmers
> Encouraging the development of
Encouraging the development of food quality systems such as geographical indications
> Investing in innovation, digitization, education and training
> Strengthening European energy autonomy and solidarity, coupled with investments in renewable energy, energy storage solutions and energy efficiency
> Accelerating Europe’s green energy transition and diversifying our energy suppliers
> Promoting the progressive decarbonization of fuels in all modes of transport
> Our social rights must be respected in the new forms of online and offline work
> Our European values and social rights must be integrated into the digital economy, and the opportunities offered by new types of work must be both sustainable and fair
> Provide a decent life for all Europeans and better social inclusion for young and older workers
> A real strategy of convergence in the field of employment and social inclusion
> A real convergence strategy regarding working conditions, minimum wages, the fight against social dumping, guaranteed minimum income and minimum pensions
> Culture provides the glue that brings citizens together. So for every euro spent on security, another euro should be spent on culture.
> Invest in education to build our common future and strengthen a truly European media.
> Promote multilingualism, regional diversity and local cultures.
> European civic education for all Europeans.
> Strengthen ‘European sovereignty in health matters’ and ensure a health union is formed.
> The European Union must ensure better surveillance of infectious diseases, share data and be able to declare a European health emergency if necessary.
> Ensure ‘health solidarity’ by reducing health inequalities within Member States and beyond Europe.
> Launch an ambitious programme to support the digital economy
and artificial intelligence.
> Increase the share of structural funds devoted to research and innovation.
> Fight against migrant smuggling and human trafficking.
> Cooperation with countries of origin and transit.
> Harmonise asylum rights.
> Promote return policies,
readmission and reintegration.
> Support common management of external borders.
> International trade is based on rules that everyone must respect, without exception, and reciprocity is the key.
> Promote open, balanced and equitable trade relations, while ensuring the protection of the environment, respect for human rights and sustainable development.
> Promote agreements
to make the new generation of agreements even more binding on developed countries in terms of respect for the environment and to enable Member States to speak with one voice on the international scene.
> Strengthen collective security at the European level and give the European Union the necessary tools to act quickly and effectively in its neighbourhood and beyond.
> Define a European defence strategy in terms of
cybersecurity and foreign interference
> Strengthen external border control.
> Promote a genuine partnership between the European Union and the African Union.
> Pursue our neighborhood policy with more vigor.
> Transform the Union from a “soft power” to a global player.