About EFF

The European Foundation for Freedom (EFF) is the official foundation of the European Alliance for Freedom, which is a pan-European alliance of Members of the European Parliament, together with national and regional parliamentarians and parties, united under a political platform calling for national freedom and democracy in opposition to centralised, supranational control.

 
The aims of the Foundation is to complement and sustain the Alliance with research and information concerning centralised, supra-national power and its effects on the freedom of nations and peoples across Europe to democratically govern themselves and decide their own future.

Brussels Head Office: Rue de la Croix de Fer 23, 1000 Brussels, Belgium;
Tel. +32 2 830 7141  |  email: europeanfoundationforfreedom@gmail.com

Registered Office: 2A, 'Delmar', Flat 1, Brared Street, Birkirkara, MALTA

 

Political Platform

The European Foundation for Freedom is politically affiliated with the ‘European Alliance for Freedom’ which adheres to the following political platform.

Political Platform

The unification of Europe has been characterised by a process of centralisation of power.  

Decision-making has moved, and continues to move, from the Member States’ democratically elected parliaments to the European Union’s governing institutions.  This process, greatly enhanced with the Lisbon treaty, is diametrically opposed to one of the EU’s fundamental principles: that of subsidiarity.

Centralisation of power has no end

This continuous transfer of power ensures that the various parliaments in Member States become less and less relevant to the people they represent, with more crucial decisions being taken at EU level, farther away from the people.

At a European level, the peoples of Europe have ostensible representation. The EU Council, which represents Member States’ governments, is now nearly totallyinstitutionalised and is headed by an EU President. The European Parliament, which directly represents the 500 million citizens, has limited amending powers which it shares with the EU Council. Moreover, the European parliament is dominated by the two big groups which bring the red-blue political paradigm to the European level.

The real power lies with the EU Commission, which owns a monopoly over EU policy and legislation, its initiation and direction.

This direction is clearer today, in the midst of the financial crisis, where the solution has yet again been found in even ‘more Europe’.

Today, with the advent of EU governance, EU financial supervision and the second 10-year economic plan (Europe2020:A strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth), everyone is expected to trust the values, aims and loyalties of technocrats in the European institutions and hope in their capabilities to govern the collective mass of 500 million citizens and regulate the way their markets and communities function.

This centralisationist philosophy ensures that the peoples of Europe will further lose control over their lives and their future.

Safeguarding freedom and democracy

Freedom and prosperity can only be sustained as long as constitutional democracy is preserved, and this can happen as long as parliaments in Member States are relevant to the lives of the people they represent.

In the understanding that ‘a single European people’ – a European Demos – does not exist and can not be created through forceful or legislative means, the European Union can only naturally exist as a non-centralised, flexible, cooperation framework where free European peoples coordinate their efforts towards their mutual benefit in accordance with mutually agreed common standards.

This framework ensures the preservation of constitutional democracy in Europe, where democratic and free society can flourish diversely within a European family of free nations.

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Contact Details

Brussels Head Office: 
Rue Pascale 16, 1040 Brussels,
BELGIUM; 
Tel. +32 2 830 7141 

Registered Office:
2A, 'Delmar', Flat 1,
Brared Street,
Birkirkara, MALTA