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Union for Europe of the Nations
European Parliament group
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UEN logo
Name Union for Europe of the Nations
English abbr. UEN[1][2]
French abbr. n/a
Formal name Union for Europe of the Nations Group[3]
Ideology National conservatism
European parties Alliance for Europe of the Nations
From July 20, 1999[4][5]
To 1 July 2009
(de facto)
Preceded by Group Union for Europe
Succeeded by ALDE
European Conservatives and Reformists
Europe of Freedom and Democracy
Chaired by Charles Pasqua,[3] (99-04)
Brian Crowley,[6] (04-09)
Cristiana Muscardini,[7] (04-09)
MEP(s) 31[8] (July 20, 1999)
30[9] (July 22, 1999)
23[10] (April 30, 2004)
30[11] (May 5, 2004)
27[12][13] (June 4, 2004)
27[8][14] (July 20, 2004)
44[15][16] (10 February 2008)
35[17 ][18] (11 June 2009)
Website http://www.uengroup.org/

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,[4] 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 heterogeneous group: broadly National Conservative, but some of its members were either uncomfortable with this characterization or eventually evolved into something different. After the 2009 Euroelections it officially had 35 members but this figure included parties such as Fianna Fáil, which had already [19] committed to leave.

UEN member parties migrated to other groups after the elections in June 2009 and before the 2009-2014 term (the Seventh European Parliament) started on 14 July 2009. Fianna Fáil had already left for ALDE, TB/LNNK and Law and Justice MEPs went to the European Conservatives and Reformists, and Dansk Folkeparti, Lega Nord and Order and Justice MEPs went to Europe of Freedom and Democracy. The group collapsed.



Membership by member state at 11 June 2009

On 11 June 2009, UEN had 35[17 ][18] MEPs as follows:

Member state MEPs
Denmark 2[17 ]
Ireland 3[17 ]
Italy 9[17 ]
Latvia 3[17 ]
Lithuania 2[17 ]
Poland 15[17 ]
Slovakia 1[17 ]

Membership by party at 10 February 2008

On 10 February 2008, UEN had 44[15][16] MEPs as follows:

Member state Party MEPs
Denmark Danish People's Party 1
Ireland Fianna Fáil 4
Italy National Alliance 8
Italy Lega Nord 4
Italy The Right 1
Latvia For Fatherland and Freedom 4
Lithuania Lithuanian Peasant Popular Union 1
Lithuania Order and Justice 1
Poland Law and Justice 7
Poland League of Polish Families 5[nb 1]
Poland Self-Defense of the Republic of Poland 5[nb 2]
Poland Polish Peasant Party "Piast" 3


  1. ^ Three LPR MEPs remained in the Ind/Dem group (which encompassed all LPR MEPs at the outset of the legislature) and two others sat as Non-Inscrits
  2. ^ One Samoobrona MEP sat apart from his colleagues in the Socialist group.


  1. ^ "Democracy in the European Parliament" (PDF). http://emlab.berkeley.edu/users/groland/pubs/HNR-Democracy_in_the_EP-11July05.pdf. Retrieved 2009-12-30.  
  2. ^ "Development of Political Groups in the European Parliament". Ena.lu?doc=4327&lang=2. http://www.ena.lu?doc=4327&lang=2. Retrieved 2009-12-30.  
  3. ^ a b "European Parliament profile of Charles Pasqua". Europarl.europa.eu. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/members/archive/term5/view.do?language=EN&id=4359. Retrieved 2009-12-30.  
  4. ^ a b "UFE on Europe Politique". Europe-politique.eu. http://www.europe-politique.eu/rassemblement-des-democrates-europeens.htm. Retrieved 2009-12-30.  
  5. ^ "UEN on Europe Politique". Europe-politique.eu. http://www.europe-politique.eu/union-pour-l-europe-des-nations.htm. Retrieved 2009-12-30.  
  6. ^ "European Parliament profile of Brian Crowley". Europarl.europa.eu. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/members/archive/alphaOrder/view.do?id=2109&language=en. Retrieved 2009-12-30.  
  7. ^ "European Parliament profile of Cristiana Muscardini". Europarl.europa.eu. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/members/archive/alphaOrder/view.do?id=1073&language=en. Retrieved 2009-12-30.  
  8. ^ a b Unie pro Evropu národů/Union for Europe of Nations, 2005 article by Pavla Papírníková, in the Central European Political Studies Review, from the International Institute of Political Science, Masaryk University.
  9. ^ "Seats in the EP 22/07/1999 has UEN with 30 seats". Europarl.europa.eu. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/elections2004/ep-election/sites/en/yourparliament/outgoingparl/members/graphical1999.html. Retrieved 2009-12-30.  
  10. ^ "Seats in the EP 30/04/2004 has UEN with 23 seats". Europarl.europa.eu. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/elections2004/ep-election/sites/en/yourparliament/outgoingparl/members/graphical2004.html. Retrieved 2009-12-30.  
  11. ^ "Seats in the EP 05/05/2004 has UEN with 30 seats". Europarl.europa.eu. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/elections2004/ep-election/sites/en/yourparliament/outgoingparl/members/index.html. Retrieved 2009-12-30.  
  12. ^ "Seats in the EP 30/06/2004 has UEN with 27 seats". Europarl.europa.eu. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/elections2004/ep-election/sites/en/results1306/global.html. Retrieved 2009-12-30.  
  13. ^ "Seats in the EP 30/06/2004 by party has UEN with 27 seats". Europarl.europa.eu. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/elections2004/ep-election/sites/en/results1306/parties.html. Retrieved 2009-12-30.  
  14. ^ "Europe Politique Seats in the EP 20/07/2004 by party has UEN with 27 seats". Europe-politique.eu. 2007-02-17. http://www.europe-politique.eu/elections-europeennes-2004.htm. Retrieved 2009-12-30.  
  15. ^ a b "http://files.epp-ed.eu/Activities/docs/year2008/leaflet-group-en.pdf" (PDF). http://files.epp-ed.eu/Activities/docs/year2008/leaflet-group-en.pdf. Retrieved 2009-12-30.  
  16. ^ a b http://www.uengroup.org/about_uen_meps.html
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Seats by political group in each Member State" 11 June 2009, from http://www.elections2009-results.eu/
  18. ^ a b "Make-up of new EU parliament and turnout rates", from http://www.eubusiness.com
  19. ^ "Full Text: Taoiseach Brian Cowen at the official Opening of 72nd Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis - Part 1", Fianna Fáil website, posted 27 February 2009

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