PRESS CONFERENCE STRASBOURG NOVEMBER 26TH 2014
Press ReleaseGENERAL ASSEMBLY FEDERATION _ONE OF US_ MADRID14
STRASBOURG, 26th November, 2014 – ECI “ONE OF US” is well known here at the European Parliament for all the men and women involved in the Institutions as the first Inititative in number of signatures collected and number of countries supporting it. . The indignation expressed by the organizers regarding the European Commission Report of 27th May, rejecting the petition, is unfortunately also well known as certainly contrary to the principle of participatory Democracy promoted by the Treaty of Lisbon.
Regarding the sensitivity of the matter, which proposes a global landmark about human dignity, the right to life and equality, ONE OF US organizers and signatories have not surrender to the wound done to Democracy at the very heart of European Institutions. Therefore the realization of the above mentioned objectives is entrusted into a new born European federation “One of Us” that will act further, beyond the submission of the 2.000.000 signatures: it becomes a permanent structure among European institutions to ensure that attention to the life protection is not diverted.
The European federation “One of Us” is an historical step forward for the Defense of the Life in Europe. Uniting forces and with a clear target to fight for the defense of any and all human life, 25 European entities have established the European Federation “One of Us”. The new Federation pursues the following non-profit purposes:
(1) The unconditional recognition of the inherent and inalienable human dignity as a source of human freedoms and citizen’s rights. As such it should be inviolable and protected by all the public authorities.
(2) The development of a Culture of Life in Europe, through promoting and supporting of activities that involve the advocacy of human life, particularly in its most vulnerable stages of development (conception and gestation, childhood, maternity, illness, disability, old age and end of life).