An ideological declaration of the leaders of the European center-right as a response to the debate on the future of Europe

In over a dozen European capitals the leaders of center-right parties signed a declaration responding to the inauguration of the Conference on the Future of Europe in Strasbourg, in which they emphasize that the European Union requires deep reform because today instead of protecting Europe and its heritage it becomes a source of problems and anxiety. The document in more than a dozen European capitals was signed today by, among others, Law and Justice Party President Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Italian Brotherhood President Giorgia Meloni, Spanish Vox President Santiago Abascal, Fidesz President Viktor Orban, League President Matteo Salvini, National Unity President Marine Le Pen and more than a dozen other center-right parties from Bulgaria, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, the Netherlands and Lithuania. "The cooperation of European nations should be based on tradition, on respect for the culture and history of European countries, on respect for the Judeo-Christian heritage of Europe and the common values that unite our peoples, not on their destruction." - the signatories point out.

Leaders of center-right parties emphasize that the document is a response to the beginning of the debate on the future of Europe, in which the voice of parties attached to freedom and tradition of the European nations, representing citizens attached to European tradition, cannot be missing.

The paper reminds that the use of political structures and law to create a European superstate and new social structures is a manifestation of the dangerous and invasive social engineering of the past, which must provoke legitimate resistance. "The moralistic overactivity we have seen in recent years in the EU institutions has resulted in a dangerous tendency to impose an ideological monopoly." - reads the declaration.

The signatories of the document emphasize that the goal of their cooperation is a profound reform of the European Union through a return to the ideas that underlie it, with the sovereign role of European nations. They also draw attention to the declining trust of EU citizens in its institutions, which is the result of consistent reinterpretation of the content of the Treaties by these institutions and increasingly frequent disputes over competences with member states. "In order to stop and reverse this trend, it is necessary to create, in addition to the existing principle of attribution, a set of inviolable competences of the Member States of the European Union and an adequate mechanism for their protection with the participation of national constitutional courts or bodies with equivalent competences. All attempts to transform European offices into bodies superior to national constitutional institutions create chaos, undermine the sense of the treaties, question the fundamental role of member states' constitutions, and the resulting disputes over competences are in effect resolved by brutally imposing the will of politically stronger entities on weaker ones. This in turn destroys the basis for the functioning of the European community as a community of free nations". - wrote the declaration.

Leaders of the center-right parties point to the numerous challenges that the European Union is facing, for example in the area of demography, and emphasize the crucial importance of pro-family policies in curbing negative trends. "We emphasize our belief that the family is the basic cell of our nations." - they point out. "There is still an overwhelming will to cooperate in the member countries, and a spirit of community and friendship pervades the peoples and societies of our continent. They are our capital. A reformed Union will use it, a Union that rejects reforms will squander this great capital". - They add and encourage all parties and groups that share their views to cooperate.
In September, an ideological conference is planned in Warsaw with the participation of the signatories of the letter, which will be a continuation of the initiative announced today.


Jarosław KACZYŃSKI - Law and Justice Party, Poland
Viktor ORBAN - Fidesz, Hungary
Waldemar TOMASZEWSKI - EAPL-ZChR, Lithuania
Matteo SALVINI - Lega, Italy
Marine LE PEN, National Unity, France
Santiago ABASCAL, Vox, Spain
Giorgia MELONI, Fratelli d'Italia, Italy

PiS Chairman, Deputy Prime Minister Jarosław Kaczyński, photo: Marta Olejnik


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