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EDP MEPs tell us why they chose to fight for Europe

"Languages, cultures, regional differences and local initiatives must be cherished because they are Europe’s strongest asset."

Foreign policy and security

Theme - Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and European security in this new world order is essential. It is an absolute necessity resulting from new issues such as “cyber-threats” and terrorism. Pooling of operational facilities of Member States armed forces is needed to put an end to waste and inefficiency.

Europe has been too absent from recent global turmoil, it must speak with one voice on the world stage if it wishes to be heard. Thus, external action must be the intrinsic factor in promoting European values such as respect for human rights, democracy and equity in economic development.

The European Union should collectively strengthen its partnership policy with the Eastern Neighbourhood countries. We would like a Europe of ‘three circles’: in addition to the countries of the euro zone and the European Union sensu stricto, a “circle of shared interests” with countries who wish to move closer to European standards in terms of human rights, democracy, social-market economy and the standard of living.

Our commitments 

Every day the EDP defends its ideas through various actions and asserts its positions. For example:

  • In the European Parliament: 
    Engin Eroglu and Christophe Grudler, Members of the European Parliament, defend our ideas in the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament.
  • In our Manifesto: 
    We have been defending these proposals for several years. They were already at the heart of our programme during the European Parliament's 2019 election campaign.