Our publications in 2022

Volt France - La liberté d'informer

Affair Lavrilleux: our proposals to protect freedom of information

Volt France, English
Sep 28, 2023, 7:07:50 AM
Volt France is concerned about the arrest and prosecution of investigative journalist Ariane Lavrilleux
Volt France - Conflit entre l'Armenie et l'Azerbaidjan

Europe and the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Volt France, English
Sep 20, 2023, 7:01:54 PM
On 21 September, the Armenian people celebrate the independence of the Republic of Armenia. However, the mood is far from festive.
Volt France - SOTEU 2023

SOTEU 2023: A Laundry List of Non-Legislative Proposals

Volt France, English
Sep 13, 2023, 3:49:16 PM
President von der Leyen's less than stellar SOTEU speech is a missed opportunity to show young people that the EU cares about their future.
Volt France - IPA sans ingrédients

The new political season: A presidential P.I.A. (Broad Political Initiative) that lacks diversity and a European flavour

Volt France, English
Aug 30, 2023, 12:09:56 PM
The President's political initiative to foster unity among major political parties falls short due to excluding smaller parties and overlooking Europe
Volt France - Assemblée Générale à Evreux

Volt France holds its annual general meeting in Evreux

Volt France, English
Aug 17, 2023, 3:09:37 PM
Volt France is holding its annual general meeting in Evreux on 16 and 17 September.
Volt France - Décès de Nahel M. - Rompre avec les violences

Death of Nahel M., urban riots: breaking the cycle of violence

Volt France, English
Jul 3, 2023, 11:27:05 AM
Volt expresses its deep sorrow and grief to Nahel M.'s family and friends, and proposes a new start based on three principles.
A person is standing at a crossroads: one path leads to degrowth, one path leads to green growth

The limits of degrowth

Volt France, English
Jun 28, 2023, 12:00:00 PM
In May 2023, MEPs, academics and activists gathered in Brussels to discuss our #BeyondGrowth future.
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Soulèvements de la Terre: a dissolution against the current

Volt France, English
Jun 22, 2023, 12:00:00 PM
The government's dissolution of Soulèvements de la Terre restricts civil liberties and raises concerns about the challenges of climate change.
Volt France - Position Proposition PPL Liot

The social movement and political crisis caused by pension reform must find a democratic outlet

Volt France, English
Jun 9, 2023, 6:18:50 AM
Volt France is calling for a debate on a fairer reform.
Volt France - Communauté politique européenne

Open letter to the European Political Community

Volt France, English
May 30, 2023, 5:53:02 PM
Nous nous adressons aux chefs d’État de 47 pays européens à l'occasion de la deuxième réunion de la communauté politique européenne (CPE)

Marseille shootings: what if Europe was part of the solution?

Volt France, English
May 29, 2023, 11:02:50 AM
21 deaths. This is the grim toll of the shootings that have taken place in Marseille since the start of the year.
Volt France - Une "pause réglementaire" - un mauvais signal pour l'Europe

Emmanuel Macron's 'climate regulatory pause' is a bad signal for Europe

Volt France, English
May 22, 2023, 4:14:45 PM
Putting economy and ecology at odds is a serious error in judgement
The Armenian Genocide Memorial complex dedicated to the victims of the Armenian genocide, built in 1967 on the hill of Tsitsernakaberd.

Volt France stands in solidarity with Armenia and the Armenian people

Volt France, English
Apr 24, 2023, 2:29:27 PM
On this 24th of April, the anniversary of the outbreak of the Armenian genocide, Volt demands that Turkey finally recognises the genocidal nature ...
Volt France | Élections europénnes 2019

Volt newsletter - Q1/2023

Volt France, English
Apr 3, 2023, 4:04:22 PM
The pension reform, our 2024 priorities and much more...
Volt France - La gouvernance par 49.3

Governance by 49.3

Volt France, English
Mar 16, 2023, 5:06:27 PM
Volt defends a pluralist and participatory democracy and condemns the use of Article 49.3 to bypass opposition.
Volt France - Communiqué Loi d'accélération de la production d'énergies renouvelables

A law without energy - Volt deplores the lack of ambition of the law to accelerate the production of renewable energy

Volt France, English
Mar 15, 2023, 6:25:10 PM
The ENR acceleration law proposes a territorial planning mechanism, but its ambition is inadequate.
Tribune : Politique européenne de défense : à quand l'autonomie stratégique ?

Politique européenne de défense : à quand l'autonomie stratégique?

Volt France, English
Mar 11, 2023, 4:38:37 PM
By favouring bilateral cooperation over European integration, we risk losing Europe as an international lever
L'avenir de l'Ukraine en Europe

365 days to go : Ukraine's future in Europe

Volt France, English
Feb 24, 2023, 11:00:00 AM
Volt France calls for clear and coordinated EU support for the Ukrainian state and people in the defence of Ukraine's territory
Volt France - Réforme des retraites

This pension reform is not our reform!

Volt France, English
Feb 3, 2023, 8:53:29 AM
Volt promotes a pluralist and participatory democracy, as well as a positive approach to address the issue of equity in the pension system
Volt France - Traité d'Aix-en-Chappelle

60 years of the Elysée Treaty: now we need a friendship treaty for Europe!

Volt France, English
Jan 20, 2023, 5:07:05 PM
Volt France proposes to reinvent the Elysée Treaty with a new multilateral Aachen Treaty as an accelerator of European integration
Volt France - Assemblée Générale

Volt Newsletter - Septembre-Octobre 2022

Volt France, English
Nov 2, 2022, 3:33:16 PM
News about the Council of the Regions, our teams on the ground in France and in Europe
Le président français, Emmanuel Macron, et le chancelier allemand, Olaf Scholz, se serrant la main en souriant face à la caméra

A Europe of cool heads? And hearts?

Volt France, English
Oct 27, 2022, 1:00:58 PM
Their motto "Europe in the heart and heads” could not have more urgency ...
Bateau des gardes-côtes de Frontex

Frontex violations of human rights

Volt France, English
Oct 23, 2022, 4:05:11 PM
On Tuesday, Members of the European Parliament rejected granting a 2020 budget discharge to the EU’s Border Guard Agency, Frontex. A step in the right
Volt France - Assemblée Générale à Prague 2022

Briefing of the General Assembly of Volt Europa in Prague

Volt France, English
Oct 12, 2022, 7:56:00 PM
Review of our General Assembly in Prague and the Country Council Retreat
Volt France - l'assemblée générale à Prague

The European political community of Volt discusses the future of Europe in Prague

Volt France, English
Oct 11, 2022, 5:53:11 AM
Volt Europa's political community meets in Prague to adopt the political priorities for the European 2024 programme.
Volt France - European Political Community

The European political community - based on the blueprint of Volt Europa?

Volt France, English
Oct 10, 2022, 7:58:44 PM
The leaders of 44 European countries met in Prague to bring to life a European political community. Just like Volt Europa
Volt France - en solidarité avec les femmes d'Iran

"Women, Life, Freedom": Volt stands in solidarity with Iranian women and calls for an end to government violence!

Volt France, English
Oct 4, 2022, 6:56:12 PM
Change is possible. Volt stands in solidarity with Iranian citizens on their path to freedom!
Volt France - SOTEU 2022

SOTEU: On fighting fires instead of preventing them

Volt France, English
Sep 18, 2022, 5:09:39 PM
No EU initiative in Ukraine, little effort to tackle climate change and no one is watching a SOTEU at 9am
Volt France - Bulletin Août 2022 - Meet & Greet Volt Marseille

Volt Newsletter - July and August 2022

Volt France, English
Sep 1, 2022, 1:38:58 PM
Learn more about summer days, upcoming elections and our national and european general assemblies
Volt France - Droit de vote des étrangers

Foreigners' right to vote: why not universal suffrage?

Volt France, English
Aug 17, 2022, 7:47:26 PM
Our democracy needs to be more representativeness. We need the votes of European and non-European citizens living in France.
Volt France - Tribune - Pouvoir d'achat

Purchase power: Doubling down on fossil fuels?

Volt France, English
Jul 20, 2022, 8:00:00 AM
We are wasting money on preserving the status quo of fossil fuels instead of investing in a sustainable future.
Volt France - Tribune - La bande-annonce pour le prochain quinquennat ?

Opinion : a trailer for the next five years?

Volt France, English
Jul 7, 2022, 3:26:45 PM
For her first speech in the National Assembly, Elisabeth Borne presented an uninspired programme for the next five years.
Volt France - Pride in Bruxelles

Bulletin juin 2022

Volt France, English
Jul 4, 2022, 11:40:54 AM
Summer days, recap legislatives and our LGBTIQA+ group

Volt France calls on parties to form a coalition to address ecological, social and European challenges

Volt France, English
Jun 20, 2022, 1:17:49 PM
Without an absolute majority, it is necessary to gather around a project built in common, which responds to the concerns of the population
Volt France - Lettre ouverte Schengen (photo par

Open letter on the accession of Romania and Bulgaria to the Schengen area

Volt France, English
Jun 14, 2022, 4:00:00 PM
Volt France and Volt Romania propose to President Macron to promote Schengen access for Romania and Bulgaria, pending since 2015.
Membres de Volt

Résultats exceptionnels pour la première participation de Volt aux législatives en France

Volt France, English
Jun 13, 2022, 12:06:17 PM
Volt, s’est présenté pour la première fois aux législatives françaises dans dix-sept circonscriptions, donc cinq des Françaises et Français de l’ét...
Volt France Législatives 2022

Volt se présente dans 17 circonscriptions, en France et l’étranger pour les législatives 2022

Volt France, English
May 30, 2022, 2:59:05 PM
Le parti paneuropéen Volt, qui existe dans 30 pays en Europe, se présente pour la première fois aux législatives en France. En France depuis 2018, l'é
Volt France - drapeau d'Europe

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

Volt France, English
May 3, 2022, 1:15:20 PM
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
Volt France - Candidat.e.s aux législatives

Newsletter April 2022

Volt France, English
May 2, 2022, 6:09:13 PM
The presidential elections, Volt's participation in the legislative elections and our upcoming Volt values project.
Volt France - Présidentielles

Presidential elections 2022: On the road to the legislative elections

Volt France, English
Apr 25, 2022, 10:35:41 AM
Volt is running for the first time in the parliamentary elections to represent its values of European integration, ecology and inclusiveness
Volt France - Elections

Volt calls to vote against the extreme right and for Emmanuel Macron in the 2nd tour of the presidential elections

Volt France, English
Apr 10, 2022, 8:36:22 PM
Volt France calls for a vote for Emmanuel Macron, because the far right must not triumph in the heart of Europe
Volt France - Volt n’apporte de soutien à aucune candidature spécifique à l’élection présidentielle

Volt does not endorse any specific presidential candidate

Volt France, English
Apr 7, 2022, 4:25:06 PM
Volt has decided not to endorse a specific candidate in the first round of the presidential election on April 10, 2022

Newsletter March 2022

Volt France, English
Mar 30, 2022, 6:29:58 PM
Volt France - Lille - Soutien Ukraine

Newsletter February 2022

Volt France, English
Mar 2, 2022, 8:07:05 PM
Legislative elections, fundraising and support for Ukraine
Volt France - Soutien pour l'Ukraine

Europe must support the Ukraine

Volt France, English
Feb 23, 2022, 7:05:14 AM
The EU must help strengthen Ukrainian institutions and democracy by supporting its civil society
Volt France - Politique cohérente à la frontière ukrainienne

For a coordinated response on the border of Ukraine

Volt France, English
Feb 4, 2022, 7:29:47 AM
Volt is calling on the EU and its leaders to urgently respond to the situation at the Ukrainian border through a coherent EU-Russia policy
Volt France - Legislatives - Candidates

Newsletter January 2022

Volt France, English
Jan 31, 2022, 10:01:35 PM
Legislative elections, Olympic Games and the goal of the Presidency (in Cyprus)
Volt France - Parlement Européen

Leading or playing the game? Macron's plans for the French EU Council presidency

Volt France, English
Jan 19, 2022, 11:17:38 AM
President Macron has announced EU structural reforms for the EU Council Presidency which, given the shortness of the mandate, should remain symbolic
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Volt France presents its wishes to the press

Volt France, English
Jan 10, 2022, 10:21:59 PM
Volt France presents its wishes for 2022 to the press
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Volt commits to the prevention of femicides

Volt France, English
Jan 9, 2022, 6:22:11 PM
Volt campaigns for women's rights and advocates for a campaign against femicides
Volt France - Livre blanc - L'élan européen

White Paper: The European Momentum

Volt France, English
Dec 15, 2021, 3:56:23 PM
27 Concessions to legitimize Europe for the French presidency of the Council of the European Union
Volt France - Tribune - Les travailleurs handicapés

Opinion : For a European social model for disabled workers

Volt France, English
Nov 26, 2021, 11:00:05 AM
Ce lundi s’est terminée la 25ème édition de la Semaine Européenne pour l’Emploi des Personnes Handicapées (SEEPH). Avec plus de 80 millions ...

Volt enters the Bulgarian Parliament

Volt France, English
Nov 16, 2021, 4:07:06 PM
Volt s’engage pour l’égalité des minorités sexuelles et les droits LGBTQIA+

Volt is committed to sexual minority equality and LGBTQIA+ rights

Volt France, English
Oct 29, 2021, 1:53:35 PM
Volt France - Le nouveau bureau de Volt Europa

Volt Elects New Leadership and Sets Strategy to Win 25 Seats in 2024 European Election

Volt France, English
Oct 18, 2021, 3:23:58 PM
Volt France - Tribune - La Jeunesse européenne

Opinion: Giving young people a voice!

Volt France, English
Oct 6, 2021, 8:56:12 AM
Tribune - Cofe - Robin Fontaine

Opinion : Systematic integration of climate crisis policies into foreign and development policies

Volt France, English
Sep 22, 2021, 9:02:04 AM
AUKUS - Château de cartes des relations étrangères ?

AUKUS - House of cards of foreign relations ?

Volt France, English
Sep 18, 2021, 2:17:19 PM
SOTEU 2021 : l'État d’une Union européenne encore en construction

SOTEU 2021: Europe still under construction

Volt France, English
Sep 15, 2021, 2:22:09 PM
Opinion : L'UE contre les nations

Opinion: EU against Nations

Volt France, English
Sep 14, 2021, 9:08:47 AM

Our publications in 2021-2019

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Volt Europa Elects New Leadership


Italian Francesca Romana D’Antuono elected Volt Europa’s female co-President alongside Dutch incumbent Reinier van Lanschot. Cypriot party Neo Kyma announces to join Volt, as does Portuguese MEP Francisco Guerreiro. Read more...

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Position : Brexit - gone fishing?


Volt France and Volt UK call on their governments to not drown their SMEs in ideologically motivated bureaucracy. To easen bureaucratic burdens on fisheries, Volt France calls for the European small business act should be adopted in France. Read more...

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Press Release: Volt committed to regional languages


After the partial censure of the Molac law, Volt France is calling on the government to act to ensure that immersion teaching is protected and that diacritical marks for regional languages are allowed. Read more…

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Press Release: EuropeCares becomes an Independent Humanitarian Organisation


The EuropeCares Organisation will focus on raising humanitarian aid and awareness of societal issues. Volt is committed to a future of greater social innovation and effective policy change. Read more…

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Press Release: Volt France is present for the departmental and regional elections


The pan-European Volt movement marks a major step in its national development and participates in departmental and regional elections in many French territories. Read more...

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Position: Law for Climate - Citizen participation is for naming bridges


The remains of the Citizens' Climate Convention will be discussed in the National Assembly in the coming days. It is an exercise to mask our efforts against climate change, just as much as citizen participation initiatives seem to be potemkin conventions. (Publication in French)

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Elections: Tailwind from abroad for the regional elections


Volt presents a progressive programme for the regional elections - Call for candidates in municipalities without political label. Read more (Publication in French)

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Position: Public security - Step by step towards a dytopia


The extension of the "public security" law and the collection of religious, political and health data removes yet another stone from the foundation of our democracy and the principles on which our republic is built. Read more... (Publication in French)

Offshore Wind Turbines

Opinion . Dunkerque - Gone with the wind


After the region declared in its last SRADDET, that no more onshore wind turbines will be installed in the Hauts-de-France, we must be creative to further increase our share of renewable energies. Read more… (publication in French)

Modernisation Lille-Lesquin

Opinion: Lille-Lesquin - more flights or reduced emissions?


Lille-Lesquin airport is planning a major modernisation, which includes not only bringing the airport into compliance with regulatory standards, but also aims to significantly increase the airport's capacity from the current 2.19 million passengers per year to 3.9 million passengers in 2039. Read more… (publication in French)

Micro-Ouvert : Discutons l'emploi et la formation

Analysis: Employment and training in the region


During our last open-microphone session, we discussed the implications of Covid on employment and training - key topics of regional policy in the Hauts-de-France. Read more… (article in French)

Micro-Ouvert | La Culture

Analysis: Culture during the health crisis


In our second open-microphone session, we discussed the implications of Covid on the cultural sector and its situation in general and in the long term in the face of competition from GAFAM. Read more… (article in French)

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Opinion: CSNE - Are we talking a "green investment"?


While the region is already facing the economic fallout from Covid-19 and while we can feel that climate change is starting to affect our lives, Volt Hauts-de-France wonders whether a public investment on the scale of the CSNE should not be a "green investment"? Read more… (publication in French)

Analysis: The economic policy of the region


In our first open discussion, we discussed several facets of the region's economic policy and how they might be affected by Covid in the future. Read more… (artcile in French)

Opinion: PCAET of the MEL - Too little, too late?


The MEL is currently finalising the Territorial Climate-Air-Environment Plan (PCAET) for 2020-2025. Without having the necessary time to study in detail a document with such important consequences, the Volt Hauts-de-France team would nevertheless like to underline the weaknesses of the plan that should be considered for its final version. Read more… (publication in French)

Analysis: The Eurometropolis - where ambition meets reality


As Rudy Demotte is elected president of the Eurometropole for the third time, one wonders whether the pioneering European project launched in 2008 will finally emerge from its Cinderella sleep or whether we will continue to watch a cross-border version of Groundhog Day. Read more… (publication in French)

Tribune: Who votes after everyone has left?


Why the right of foreigners to vote is so important and how the European Citizens' Initiative VotersWithoutBorders tries to achieve genuine universal suffrage for EU citizens. Read more… (publication in French)

Analysis: The reintroduction of neonicotinoids


On 6 October, the National Assembly voted in favour of passing a law to reintroduce neonicotinoids, on the grounds that there was no alternative to protect the French sugar industry suffering from an epidemic of M. Persicae insects that threatens the beet harvest. Read more… (publication in French)

Elections: Citizen candidature - let's go!


We have launched our registration page for citizens interested in running in next year's regional elections in a list led by Volt. Read more about it… (article in French)

Activites: Volt cooperates with "Voters without Borders".


"Voters without Borders" is an initiative launched by a group of students for universal suffrage, i.e. universal suffrage for EU citizens in their country of residence in Europe. Read more… (article in French)