ENG: Union for Europe of the Nations was a political group of the European Parliament between 1999 and 2009.
UEN was formed on 20 July 1999, supplanting the earlier Union for Europe. Its member parties Fianna Fáil and National Alliance were considered the driving forces behind the group despite their being alone in their support for the proposed European Constitution. The Treaty was negotiated by FF leader Bertie Ahern (in his capacity as President of the European Council in 2004) and by AN leader Gianfranco Fini (in his capacity as member of the Convention presided by Valéry Giscard d'Estaing).
UEN was a heterogenous group: broadly National Conservative, but some of its members were either uncomfortable with this characterization or eventually evolved into something ...
This video report was made available to broadcasters by the European Parliament. Intro: “The southern English town of Salisbury, population forty-five thousand, is as traditional as you get. White. Wealthy. Conservative. Ageing, and a stronghold of UKIP, Britain’s anti-EU party. It wants Britain out of the European Union, and is actively seeking eurosceptic allies in [...]
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Aligning his party's four MEPs to the European Liberals could weaken their ability to "deliver policy at a European level," Brian Crowley, leader in the European Parliament of both the Union for Europe of the Nations (UEN) group and the Irish Fianna Fáil delegation, told EurActiv in an interview.
You have been an MEP for 14 years now. With the 2009 elections taking place inthree months' time, what do you expect to be the main issues, and is the build-up different to previous years?
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