EU-parliament election 2014
The EUD will participate in the 2014 EU-parliament election through its member parties and lists.
In 2011, the European Commission presented a formal proposal for an EU tax (misleadingly called “own resources”). The specifics of the tax proposal are unknown at present, but the purpose is dangerously simple: the EU wants to bypass its member states by getting direct funding for the EU budget. We believe the European Union should be governed by the member states, not vice versa. The right to directly tax citizens belongs exclusively to the member states.
Starting in 2013 the EUD, together with its affiliated think-tank the OEIC, operates a Swedish EU news and analysis service: Granskning.eu. The information and EU-news campaign aims to provide a counterbalance to the heavy pro-EU bias in the Swedish press by scrutinizing coverage of EU news and following the work of the EU institutions directly, delivering high quality analysis and updates to citizens in Scandinavia.
In an effort to bring balance to the euro debate in Latvia, EUD has started the Latvian web campaign parlatu.lv. We believe hearing all points of view is essential in a democracy and that long-term policies such as joining the euro must be supported by the people those policies affect.
In an effort to bring balance to the euro debate in Lithuania, EUD’s foundation the OEIC has started the web campaign europasirinkimas.lt