On occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, Thiemo Fojkar President of EVBB and member of the Board of SOLIDAR, participated in a European event organized in Rome to „stand up TOGETHER for our future” and to join a March for Europe along with 30000 defenders of our European values. Renowned personalities such as former Italian President Giorgio Napolitano and Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy talked about their vision of the Europe we need if we want to safeguard the values that people like Schuman, Adenauer and Carlo Schmid have fought for.
This event was co-organized by SOLIDAR in cooperation with other members of the S&D Group. The Rome Statement on the Future of Europe, which was the output of a consultation process, was applauded by the conference participants and handed over to the Heads of States who came together on 25th March for signing the Rome Declaration. Quite a few elements of the Rome statement can be found in the Rome Declaration.
Secretary General of EVBB, Horst Dreimann, was invited by the European Movement International (EMI) in which EVBB is a member, to be part of a debate and the March for Europe against populism, for a Europe in unity, a Europe that delivers on its promises of peace, freedom, security and prosperity, a Europe of solidarity, a Europe that protects European interests and values in the world, a Europe of democracy and for a plan to relaunch and complete European political unity. A statement prepared by EMI and its members and their members on “The Europe we want: Just, Sustainable, Democratic and Inclusive” has gathered over 230 signatures, a remarkable achievement and an incredible show of strength.
Let’s continue our fight for our common values and against populism and those that have an interest in weakening the EU that we stand for!