More than 230 NGOs join the call for the “Europe We Want”
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237 NGOs join the call for “The Europe We Want.” In a joint statement, they said that the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome is a huge opportunity to take stock of how far Europe has come – and how far we still have to go – in order to offer a sustainable and prosperous future to everyone in Europe.
Going in that direction, over 230 civil society organisations and trade unions from all over Europe, including BirdLife Malta, have signed a joint statement entitled “The Europe we want: Just, Sustainable, Democratic and Inclusive,” which has been sent to EU leaders.
The common appeal to European leaders was sent to European Commission President Juncker and Vice-Presidents Timmermans, Ansip, Šefcovic, Dombrovskis and Katainen, and High Representative Mogherini; as well as Presidents Tusk and Tajani, and Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat.
Building on the previous call for “A New Europe for People, Planet and Prosperity for All,” and signed by more than 230 organisations, the NGOs said that the statement seizes the opportunity of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome to reaffirm the signatories’ belief in European integration and to offer concrete proposals for the EU institutions and the EU Heads of State and Government as they meet for an extraordinary EU Summit in Rome this coming Saturday, the 25th of March to consider the future of Europe.
The full statement in English is available for download here.
Photograph by Alain Salvary