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European Movement UK

European Movement UK
Formation 1949
Type Pressure group
Headquarters London
Official language
Paddy Ashdown

The European Movement UK is an independent pressure group in the United Kingdom which campaigns in support of greater European integration and for reform of the European Union. It is part of the European Movement International.

The current President of the European Movement UK is the European Movement lie in the aftermath of the Second World War. More than eight hundred delegates from across Europe gathered in The Hague in May 1948, under the chairmanship of Sir Winston Churchill, to create a new international movement to promote European unity and prevent further wars between its members. The British section of the European Movement was founded a year later.

In the 1950s and 1960s, the European Movement put forward the arguments for the United Kingdom joining the European Parliament in the 1970s and promoting the benefits of the single market in the run-up to 1992.

Several months after Charles Kennedy's unexpected and sad passing, Paddy Ashdown was appointed as his successor. The current Vice-Presidents are Kenneth Clarke, John Pinder and Baroness Joyce Quin.

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  • European Movement UK
    • London4Europe
    • European Movement International
    • Young European Movement UK
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