Gathered in Greece’s Northern Pintos National Park, 45 federalists from educational institutions, think tanks, activist NGOs, intergovernmental organizations, government departments, and the media took part in the third Global Land Paths seminar on the theme “Federalist Responses to Global Challenges.”The seminar took place from July […]
The 5th colloquium of the "Association of former members of parliament of the member states of the Council of Europe or the European Union" which convened on 18 October 2008 in Athens has deliberated on "representative and participatory democracy" and the challenges for democracy in […]
I support the creation of a UN Parliamentary Assembly as a first step toward an eventual world parliament. The UN Parliament and the Inter-Parliamentary Union could exist side-by-side: While the latter would continue to serve as a platform of national parliaments to discuss matters of mutual concern, the former would represent the world's citizens directly and deal with global political matters such as climate change or the refugee crisis.
Dimitrios Papadimoulis, Vice-President of the European Parliament from Greece, 2016
The strengthening of the United Nations will only be achieved by the participation of direct representatives of the citizens in the decision-making process. The setting up of a Global Parliamentary Assembly is fundamental for the functioning of democracy today.
Vasso Papandreou, Former Minister of Energy, Interior, Public Works and Environment, Greece and Member of the European Commission, 2013