May 27, 2009
Our principles are incorporated in a letter which is circulating in the European Parliament and which has been signed by Members of Parliament from many countries and different political groups. Letter open for signature by the Members of the European Parliament, the content of which gives the principles of the association ‘For European Democracy’ in Strasbourg, which defends these principles through a campaign of public relations campaigns targeting all citizens of member states.
Strasbourg, November 16th, 2006
We, the undersigned members of the European Parliament
Pursuant to the ongoing discussions about administrative and institutional reforms before the next enlargement 1 concerned about promoting the respect of the principle of subsidiarity, of multilinguism and multiculturalism, of the reduction of the democratic deficit of the European Union, and about increasing the proximity to citizens, reaffirm our commitment to the following key principles which should guide all discussions and actions towards the achievements of these goals and the improvement of European democracy:
We affirm our desire to promote these key principles while underlining the importance of the continued budgetary rationalisation of European institutions – without however, endangering these principles in any way.
Furthermore, we wish that the citizens of all countries of the European Union be informed and be able to participate in these discussions, as for example is suggested by the European Commission within the framework of “Plan D: Democracy, Dialogue and Debate”, whose goal is to “close the gap between the European Union” and the citizens of the member states.
This is why we commit to giving our patronage to the implementation of the above mentioned projects, by all appropriate means.
Mario Mauro, Vice-President, European Parliament, Vice-President, Parliament’s Bureau
1 cf. for example, the Communication of the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council: Enlargement Strategy and main challenges 2006-2007 (COM (2006) 649 final), and the publication of the White Paper on a European communication policy (COM (2006) 35 final)
Author : democratieeuropeenne