23 Apr, 2024

Bonino, Watson lead United States of Europe list

On 20 April, ALDE Party members Più Europa, libdem europei and Radicali Italiani in Italy presented their joint list “Stati Uniti d’Europa” (United States of Europe) for the European elections.

At an event in Rome with other parties on the list, partners unveiled the list’s official logo and selection of lead candidates for each of the five Italian constituencies.

Più Europa leader Emma Bonino will lead the list in the North West constituency, while former ALDE Party President and ALDE group leader Graham Watson will be the lead candidate in the North East.

Other lead candidates include Giandomenico Caiazza (Central Italy), Enzo Maraio (Southern Italy) and Rita Bernardini (Islands).

“Today, the United States of Europe are a necessity for all Europeans. To guarantee Italian and European citizens a fresh perspective on freedom and democracy, we need a European Union that has a united voice on foreign and defence policy and can compete on research and industry,” said Bonino.

Watson added: “Our most recent progress comes from European construction. I campaign to defend this progress, to defend the democracy that has enabled it and to extend the freedoms of our fellow citizens.

“We also campaign for a common defence policy, for a real European policy against health threats and a common legal immigration policy to combat human trafficking. All these things are possible in the next European legislature. We are the political force capable of doing all this.”

The European elections in Italy are scheduled to take place on 8-9 June, as citizens will head to the polls to elect 76 MEPs.

Photo: Più Europa

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