A thriving EU with renewed legitimacy
At Volt, we seek to fortify the EU’s capacity for collective action, ensuring that Member States collaborate effectively to address shared challenges. Central to this is the bolstering of the EU’s democratic legitimacy. The current institutional framework prioritises the interests of Member States over those of citizens, creating decision-making processes that are inefficient and heavily influenced by national interest, limiting the EU’s ability to act fast and with ambition in the interest of the people.
Establishing a European Constitution and an elected EU government will increase transparency and place citizens and democratic legitimacy at the heart of European democracy. Bridging the gap between citizens and the institutions will reinforce trust in the Union, creating a true European representative democracy and counteracting harmful disillusionment in the political system, and provide the EU with the capacity to effectively respond to challenges both at home and abroad. Forming a true fiscal and monetary union will enable a cohesive, unified and transparent system that enhances the EU’s capacity to address economic shocks effectively.
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A resilient federal Europe
A fully integrated European Union remains a work in progress. An “ever closer Union among the peoples of Europe” cannot be achieved if we do not take ambitious steps towards a Federal EU.
A reformed European Commission and Council
We believe in electing an EU Prime Minister from the Members of the European Parliament instead of the President of the European Commission. The Prime Minister would lead a flexible Cabinet of Ministers, tailored to the needs of the EU government and citizens, with confirmation by the European Parliament.
Transform the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and strengthen regulatory enforcement
By transforming the Court of Justice of the European Union into a Constitutional Court, we can consolidate the legal and democratic foundations of the EU, ensure a uniform interpretation of EU laws and affirm the primacy of EU legislation. Volt is also committed to establish independent authorities at the European Level to support the interpretation and harmonious application of the growing EU normative corpus across jurisdictions.
A new economy that works for everyone
The 5+1 challenges
Volt has defined 5+1 fundamental Challenges that need to be tackled in each European country and in Europe as a whole.
Why 5 + 1 Challenges?
The 5 Challenges are basically the same for every country, but their implementation can be adapted on the national level to take into account local realities.
The +1 Challenge – our proposal to reform and strengthen the EU – is identical across all our national programmes.
Education and digitalisation are key elements of the 21st century
An innovative economy must be the engine of society's progress
No-one should be left behind - no matter their gender, income, religion. or origin
Europe needs to assume responsibility for its role in global challenges
People must be empowered to influence politics beyond elections alone
We love the EU - this doesn't mean there is no room for improvement