one of us 2016 

 

A Federação Europeia One of Us foi criada em final de 2013.

Depois do encontro marcante de Paris em 2016, o 2º forum pan-europeu realizou-se este ano em Budapeste, a 26 e 27 de Maio. 

 

The ONE OF US European Federation brought together more than 600 people in Budapest for the second European forum for life. It was placed under the high patronage of the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán and the minister for Families, Katalin Novák.

The forum brought together Europe at the service of life: European and national politicians, associative personalities, health and ethics experts, all gathered around the theme “Protecting life: the heart of a new cultural debate”.

The forum has revived the debate on issues of life in Europe and on the strongness of values, being at the forefont of the debate the protection of vulnerable human life . The forum also sent a message of support to governments developping policies to defend human life.

During the opening of the Forum, Bence Rétvari, Hungarian Minister of Human Capacities: “I am pleased that ONE OF US has chosen our city to hold its forum. We, Hungarians, are proud that Budapest is the capital of families … The Defense of life is one of the most important values ​​in Europe, we have added it in the Hungarian constitution by committing a fundamental declaration upholding human dignity. For the stakes of life, you can always count on Hungary.”

Jaime Mayor Oreja, President of the UN FEDERATION, reminded us that “the crisis we are experiencing began the day abortion became a right, from there the doors were opened for the gender ideology, GPA and all those ideas that go against humanism. We are the ones who refuse to accept this situation and want to fight the roots of the crisis”.

 

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Court of Justice to Hear One of Us Application

May 12, 2017 | News & Articles, One of Us

 
  • One of Us requests that the European Court of Justice rules whether the European Commission erred on the decision to refuse the submission of the proposal of the European Citizens’ Initiative One of us to the European Parliament for its debate
  • The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 9:30 am in the courtroom of the Blue Court before an extended composition of judges.
  • The European Commission’s refusal to act on the initiative One of Us, one of the most supported in history since the creation of this instrument in 2012, has called into question the legitimacy of the European Citizens’ Initiatives

Brussels, 12 may 2017. – The One of Us European Federation is pleased to announce that the Court of Justice of the European Union will be hearing the One of Us application on Tuesday, 16 May 2017 at 9:30 in its Blue Court room with an extended composition of judges. The case surrounds the question of whether the European Commission erred in refusing to submit the One of Us proposal to the European Parliament for debate.

The One of Us European Citizenship Initiative [ECI] has been 1 of only 3 successful initiatives undertaken since the instrument was launched in 2012. With more than 1.7 million certified statements of support, One of Us has been the most successful Citizenship Initiative in history. The Initiative sought the legal protection of the dignity, the right to life and the integrity of every human being from the moment of conception in areas of EU competence.

The European Citizenship Initiative was introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon in recognition of the perceived democratic deficit in the European Union. It allowed for the possibility of direct democratic participation of European citizens in the development of EU policies.

The Commission’s refusal to take action on the successful One of Us ECI, despite it being the most supported ECI in history, has brought into question the legitimacy of the ECI all together. President of the One of Us Citizen’s Committee, Dr. Gregor Puppinck, commenting on the case before the Luxembourg court stated: “This case is about protecting the ECI from bureaucratic discrimination where the voices and tireless effort of European citizens to introduce legislation that matters to them is not thwarted because the Commission find the subject matter of the proposal politically inconvenient.” The highly anticipated ruling in this case will determine whether the ECI is indeed an instrument of democratic participation or whether it is in fact dead letter