European political parties exist to help form political awareness and to express the will of citizens. There are a large number of parties that you may not be aware of, which is why in this article we will introduce you to several of them.
European People’s Party
This political party, based on democracy, is known as the centre-right political family of Europe. It has the largest group in the European Parliament, as well as most of the heads of state and government in the entire European Council.
Party of European Socialists
This party pursues the common values of democracy, equality, solidarity and social justice. The party gathers 53 social democratic, socialist, and labour parties from Europe and neighbouring countries.
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
The party, known by its acronym ALDE, was founded in 1976 and established itself as the first truly transnational political party in 1993. The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe promotes the principle of freedom in politics, the economy and all other areas of society. The party has 55 liberal member parties across the European continent.
Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists
This party is based on parliamentary democracy, personal freedom, strong families, national sovereignty, the rule of law, low taxes, free trade, and a solid economy. It has 16 member parties in 13 countries and 5 independent MEPs. The AECR is the fourth largest force in the European Parliament.
The European Left Party
It was founded on May 9, 2004, in Rome and is made up of parties from the European anti-capitalist left. The main member parties are communist, democratic socialist, and other left-wing currents.
Movement for a Europe of Freedom and Democracy
The movement for a Europe of freedom and democracy seeks to prevent the complete bureaucratization of Europe. Its principles are based on democracy, freedom, and cooperation between sovereign states, as well as respect for national differences and freedom to vote.
European Free Alliance
This party seeks to defend the right to self-determination of people’s, human, civil and political rights. European Free Alliance is made up of 40 progressive nationalist, regionalist and autonomist parties from all over the EU.
Each party shares a particular political ideal that seeks to work for the betterment of the European people and their progress. You need to know the political parties in detail so that you have a strong basis for establishing your political fixation.