A lot has been said about these debated European Parliament Elections, maybe among the most discussed in the history of the Union. From the very heart of Europe to the furthest peripheries of the continent, this time, Europe in its broadest meaning, has been at the center of a political debate scattered into many national and trans-national facets.
As a European organization extending its action to the local communities of pre-accession countries, we couldn’t help but feel profoundly involved in many of the issues debated, as well as in the debate itself. And it is even more than this as we have been, over the past months, active to promote the vote, and a vote for Europe. And now we are almost there, waiting with eagerness to see if our efforts, along with those of our partner organisations and millions of other people across Europe will pay off.
Much has been said over the last months against the European integration as a model; from technocracy, allegations to “supposed” links between European policies and growing trends in poverty. “Undoubtedly, certain social groups are in great need, and we should all act to do better, but what remains a deep mystery is how not being a Union could solve anything.” – says Antonella Valmorbida, ALDA Secretary-General with regards to some of the most diffused accusations made to the European Union.
As ALDA we are then ready to believe in this new Europe, whose journey will start with these Elections and to “embark on a challenge of social innovation that makes us all stronger and more competitive,” with no fear of contributing with our expertise and our work to the governance of the most urgent and systemic pan-European issues, with our characteristic particular attention to our peculiar focus on local democracy and development.
We wish all the Europeans an exciting electoral weekend! With the serenity which comes from the belief then when democracy wins, we all win; but also aware that what this Europe has built and achieved needs to be actively defended and brought forward by each and every one of us.
If you want to learn more about ALDA’s positions on the issues addressed in the article, follow this этой ссылке!

A lot has been said about these debated European Parliament Elections, maybe among the most discussed in the history of the Union. From the very heart of Europe to the furthest peripheries of the continent, this time, Europe in its broadest meaning, has been at the center of a political debate scattered into many national and trans-national facets.
As a European organization extending its action to the local communities of pre-accession countries, we couldn’t help but feel profoundly involved in many of the issues debated, as well as in the debate itself. And it is even more than this as we have been, over the past months, active to promote the vote, and a vote for Europe. And now we are almost there, waiting with eagerness to see if our efforts, along with those of our partner organisations and millions of other people across Europe will pay off.
Much has been said over the last months against the European integration as a model; from technocracy, allegations to “supposed” links between European policies and growing trends in poverty. “Undoubtedly, certain social groups are in great need, and we should all act to do better, but what remains a deep mystery is how not being a Union could solve anything.” – says Antonella Valmorbida, ALDA Secretary-General with regards to some of the most diffused accusations made to the European Union.
As ALDA we are then ready to believe in this new Europe, whose journey will start with these Elections and to “embark on a challenge of social innovation that makes us all stronger and more competitive,” with no fear of contributing with our expertise and our work to the governance of the most urgent and systemic pan-European issues, with our characteristic particular attention to our peculiar focus on local democracy and development.
We wish all the Europeans an exciting electoral weekend! With the serenity which comes from the belief then when democracy wins, we all win; but also aware that what this Europe has built and achieved needs to be actively defended and brought forward by each and every one of us.
If you want to learn more about ALDA’s positions on the issues addressed in the article, follow this этой ссылке!