A pro-European France, between social rights, environment and economy, is possible

A pro-European France, between social rights, environment and economy, is possible

May 3, 2022
Volt France denounces the proposal of the New People's Union for Ecology and Society (NUPES) to voluntarily disobey EU rules, especially as their ambi
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> Volt France denounces the proposal of the New People's Union for Ecology and Society (NUPES) to voluntarily disobey EU rules, especially as their ambitions have no chance of being realised without EU support.

> Volt France stresses the importance of moving forward with democratic reform of the EU, rather than weakening its scope.

> Volt France reaffirms the need for a political pluralism that supports the European project as a response to citizens' concerns and defends this idea in the legislative process.

Paris, 3rd of May, 2022

The New Popular Ecological and Social Union (NUPES) resulting from the agreement between Jean-Luc Mélenchon's LFI and EELV for the June legislative elections reinforces the already well-established idea of the disappearance of the progressive and pro-European wing that was so lacking in the presidential debate and which, unfortunately, is also likely to be lacking in the large legislative coalitions.

The major social, environmental and energy independence commitments, these key issues of our time, only make sense if they are part of a collective framework and can only be carried out together, at European level. 

"A move away, or better still a voluntary - and not circumstantial - disobedience to European rules" if they prove incompatible with electoral promises, as declared in the LFI programme, "is a slippery slope that would open the doors to a questioning of the primacy of European law" says Fabiola Conti, Co-President of Volt France.

"Today it is disobedience on economic policies, but tomorrow? Such a statement opens a Pandora's box and the door to disassociation from our closest international allies," adds Sven Franck, Co-President of Volt France.

Yet Volt challenges the current functioning of the European Union, not by undermining its legitimacy, but by proposing democratic reform to build a true political union that helps to better address the concerns of citizens.

Politics is indeed about compromise, but also about pluralism of ideas, and we can only regret that French political parties that have played a major role in the construction of Europe are associating themselves with this project of sovereignism and nationalist hegemony.

We need a political offer based on progress, on ecology and on inclusion, with a non-negotiable European commitment. This is what Volt is proposing and this is why we are putting forward candidates to carry our ideas and values to the parliamentary elections on 12 and 19 June.

Contact Presse

Robin Fontaine
Mail: robin.fontaine@volteuropa.org

Eric Galéra - Responsible Media and Presse, Volt France
Mail : eric.galera@volteuropa.org

Contact

Fabiola Conti - Co-President, Volt France
Mail : fabiola.conti@volteuropa.org

Sven Franck - Co-President, Volt France
Mail : sven.franck@volteuropa.org

About Volt

As the first truly pan-European party, Volt is committed to reforming the European Union so that global challenges can be solved in a pan-European way. A federal, functioning European republic must be the basis. Volt's vision: a progressive Europe with an inclusive society, a climate-friendly economy, an adaptable education system and self-determined digitalisation. Volt is convinced that only through the democratic participation of all European citizens can Europe prepare for a sustainable, economically strong and socially just future. This is why Volt acts at all levels - from local to European, as a movement and as a party. The movement gives all European citizens a voice and the opportunity to engage politically from within society. Today, Volt is present all over Europe: thousands of people of all ages and professions are engaged in 30 European countries with teams in hundreds of cities.

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