EUD Annual General Meeting 2016

Hosted by Vivant in the German-speaking Community of Belgium

September 5th, 2016

Europeans United for Democracy gathered for its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday September 3rd in the Parliament of the German-speaking Community in Belgium. Michael Balter MP and Alain Mertens MP from VIVANT Ostbelgien hosted the weekend meeting in the German-speaking Community. In conjunction with the AGM, EUD delegates learned more about the Belgian system […]

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Poll finds 4/5 Irish would like to keep existing travel & trade arrangements with the UK, object to possible EU isolation measures

June 29th, 2016

A poll conducted by Red C on behalf of the EUD found that four in five Irish would like to keep existing Common Travel Area arrangements with the UK in place and support any UK efforts to keep the existing terms of trade between the UK and the EU. Furthermore four in five Irish polled […]

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Substantial majorities in France and Italy want referendum on EU-membership

48% of respondents in eight EU-countries believe that other countries will follow Britain out of the EU

May 12th, 2016

Ipsos-MORI surveyed over 6000 people in Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Spain and Sweden. Forty-five percent said they wanted their own vote on membership and forty-eight percent of voters thought a Brexit vote next month would result in other countries also leaving the EU. Read the full poll results here  

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Dutch voters reject EU-Ukraine Treaty in referendum

EUD calls on the EU and national governments to respect the will of the people

April 19th, 2016

In Greece, Denmark and the Netherlands the public recently has rejected EU proposals and in the United Kingdom the campaign on remaining or leaving the EU has officially started today. The EUD stresses the importance of public consent for any settlement with the EU and welcomes the UK referendum. While the leader of the Green […]

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Danish voters reject proposal to scrap justice & home affairs opt-out in referendum

Democracy wins despite establishment scare-campaign.

December 4th, 2015

Europeans United for Democracy (EUD) welcomes the Danish No vote in the referendum December 3rd 2015. When citizens are consulted on further EU integration they tend to say no. Again Democracy won in the face of an establishment scare-campaign seeking to erode national sovereignty and move power from the people to parliament and the EU. […]

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Clear majority of Finns oppose continuation of EU’s bail-out policy in Greece

Citizens' Initiative to hold referendum on EMU membership launched

July 17th, 2015

While a Citizens’ Initiative to hold a referendum on the euro is gathering signatures rapidly, a survey conducted by Taloustutkimus on behalf of the EUD alliance, shows that 53% of Finns oppose a 3rd Greek bail-out. Only 28% of respondents believe that Finland should accept the continuation of the EU’s bail-out policy by agreeing to a 3rd Greek bail-out.

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EUD welcomes the UK Referendum Bill on EU-membership

June 1st, 2015

The EUD welcomes the debate initiated by Prime Minister David Cameron on the future development of the EU and the UK’s relation to it. The EUD stresses the importance of consulting the people as the EU has changed massively over the last two decades (in the EUD’s opinion in the wrong direction – towards a […]

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Public meeting on EU-militarisation

Arranged in Berlin in conjunction with the 2015 EUD AGM

June 1st, 2015

The EUD gathered for its Annual General Meeting on Saturday June 28th in Berlin. The same day a public meeting on the militarisation of the EU was held. Patricia McKenna EUD President, Lave Broch from the Danish People’s Movement against the EU, and Hermann Streidl from the Ecological-Democratic Party in Germany delivered remarks on the […]

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Danes want to keep justice opt-out

Referendum likely in early 2016

December 15th, 2014

64% want a bilateral, Norway style, agreement with the EU on justice policy

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Plurality of Lithuanians disagree with Government decision to introduce the euro

Majority thinks a referendum should have been held

December 12th, 2014

A survey commissioned by the EU-critical alliance Europeans United for Democracy (EUD) shows that 49% of Lithuanians disagree with their Government’s decision to introduce the euro, while only 26% of Lithuanians approve (5% fully, 21% tend to) of the decision to introduce the euro. The survey also found that 57% of Lithuanians think that introducing the euro without a referendum was wrong.

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The development in the EU and alternatives to the EU

November 3rd, 2014

EUD public meeting in London the 15th of November:

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20 years after the Swedish EU-referendum

Promises, Reality, Future

November 3rd, 2014

On 14 November EUD is arranging a seminar in Stockholm featuring speakers from both the yes and no camp in 1994

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EUD seminar on Portugal and the euro crisis

October 7th, 2014

On October 21st the EUD hosted a discussion in Stockholm, Sweden about Portugal and the euro crisis featuring presentations by well-known euro-critical Swedish economist Stefan de Vylder and Portuguese-Swedish author Jack Soifer. Soifer recently edited an anthology about Portugal and the euro entitled Portugal Pós-Troika??? – Economic democracy? In Europe?.

Join us if you are in Stockholm October 21st. The discussion will be held in Swedish.

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The EU’s citizens’ initiative is a con-job

Commission rejects registration of Stop-TTIP citizens' initiative

September 18th, 2014

Claims by the European Commission and other pro Lisbon Treaty campaigners that the new EU Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) would give citizens power and influence over the EU, have been exposed as utterly spurious. Last week the Commission denied a request from the Stop-TTIP organization to have their initiative registered as an ECI. Critics of the […]

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No differences – examining voting records in the European Parliament

New report shows that the three large groups in the European Parliament voted the same in 9 out of 10 final votes during 2013.

May 11th, 2014

A new report examining the voting records of European Parliament groups published by the Organization for European Interstate Cooperation, the EUD affiliated think-tank shows that the three large groups in the European Parliament vote the same in 9 out of 10 final votes during 2013. Previously published examinations of 2008 and 2010 voting records in […]

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Latvians continue to be opposed to the euro

two thirds believe a referendum on euro introduction should have been held

April 23rd, 2014

Four months after introducing the euro Latvians continue to be opposed to the transition writes Kārlis Seržants, Latvian MP and member of the EUD on about the findings of a new EUD poll conducted by the most reputed pollster in Latvia, SKDS. The poll shows 52% opposed to the transition to the euro, while […]

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Most Swedes, Finns and Danes favour deeper Nordic co-operation over EU-membership

April 22nd, 2014

A TNS/Gallup poll published by the EUD April 2 2014 shows 50% of respondents in Finland and 49% in Sweden would vote for Nordic countries deepening co-operation (nordiskt förbund) in many policy areas and negotiating a trade agreement with the EU.

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EUD gathers for 2014 Annual General Meeting

March 20th, 2014

EUDemocrats gathered politicians, experts and activists involved in EU affairs in Copenhagen. In total 10 EU countries were represented at the Annual General Meeting. No changes were made to the EUD statutes or the EUD board: President Patricia McKenna – Ireland, Vice President Lave Broch – Denmark, Nikolay Bliznakov – Bulgaria, Danne Sundman [Åland] Finland, […]

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"If it's a Yes, we will say 'on we go', and if it's a No we will say 'we continue'." Jean Claude Juncker, leading up to the 2005 French referendum on the EU Constitution.
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