Yvan Verougstraete - Website of the European Democrats
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👋🏻 I'm Yvan Verougstraete

● Change for Europe :
A genuine transnational democracy.

● Key achievements :
A more transparent and accountable political advertising in Europe.

Website of the European Democrats - https://democrats.eu
Deputy Secretary General of EDP

From 2004 to 2010

Member of the European Parliament for France

Since 2020

Secretary General of EDP

Since 2021

About me

On the strength of having won the Belgian federal and regional elections with over 20% of the vote and having won a seat in the European Parliament in the triple election organised in Belgium on 9 June 2024, we would be honoured to draw together, with you, the outlines of a new ambition for a Europe that is progressive, humanist and close to its citizens.

We are aware of the values that guide your commitment and we are convinced that we can be an additional asset for the centrist political force that you have created and help you to strengthen the European Union. Indeed, it is only through the strength of our convictions and the rejection of the false dichotomy between left-wing and right-wing policies that we will be able to build a stronger, fairer, more sustainable, more humane and more democratic Europe.

A stronger Europe that defends our strategic autonomy in terms of energy, digital technology, industry, agriculture, health and defence to guarantee our security, our geopolitical power and our independence.

A fairer Europe, which protects and supports through upward social convergence, through support for all towards the world of work of tomorrow, through reciprocity clauses in trade agreements and through the fight against fraud, dumping and corruption.

A more sustainable Europe, which guarantees respect for environmental and social limits and supports the investment needed to ensure that everyone can make a success of the transition (infrastructure, industry and education). We want an ecological transition that is equal to the challenges, inclusive and pragmatic, far removed from any ideological dogmatism, and in no way punitive towards families or businesses. We are in favour of an ambitious and pragmatic ecology that combines ecology and the economy.

A more humane Europe, one that encourages the development of European citizens and gives due recognition to those who "care", teach or defend our culture. A Europe where differences are not just accepted but celebrated, and where human rights are seen as an unshakeable common ground.

A Europe that is more democratic and more effective, thanks to the introduction of the election of the President (of the Council and the Commission) by universal suffrage on lists common to all European countries, the introduction of a right of initiative for the European Parliament and the abolition of unanimous voting in the Council.

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