Ventotene Manifesto


  • Ventotene Manifesto

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Ventotene is also known for the poster "For a free and united Europe", the Ventotene Manifesto drawn up by Altiero Spinelli, Ernesto Rossi and Eugenio Colorni confined there by the fascist regime. Here, in 1941, during World War II, they called for the union of European countries. Unlike the previous Pan Europe written by Kalergi in 1922, which called for an EU of technocratic leadership, the Ventotene Manifesto calls for the establishment of a European federation with a European Parliament elected by universal suffrage and a democratic government with real powers in some key areas such as the economy and foreign policy. It is considered one of the founding texts of the European Union.

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