Council of Munich: strong resolutions for climate and refugees
The European Democratic Party met on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 October in Munich. In the Bavarian capital, at the heart of the flows of refugees arriving in Europe, the migration crisis was naturally at the centre of the European Democrats’ works.
Faced with the tragedy of migrants and refugees which taking place in the Mediterranean since 2000 (with at least 22.000 victims!), the European Democratic Party calls on the European Union through a resolution for a holistic response within the framework of its founding values: humanism, solidarity and responsibility.
Moreover, as the COP21 is about to begin in Paris, the European Democrats would like to take their part in the debate.
They reaffirm their belief that the transition to a green economy must represent the third industrial revolution, allowing the creation of millions of jobs in Europe and worldwide. Europe must lead the way in imposing concrete measures. In this context, the introduction of a price on greenhouse gas emissions, a tax on financial transaction and the involvement of stakeholders, companies and local communities and not only the States, are some of the essential measures to be put in place; otherwise, the Paris conference will be a failure. It also essential to give a positive, concrete and strategic perspective to the establishment of the European Energy Union.
The EDP aslo welcomed two new full members: the Free Voters (Freie Wähler, Germany) and the Alliance of Citizens (Symmakia Politon, Cyprus)