Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and MEP candidates are encouraged to support EPHA’s Election Manifesto for the European Parliament elections on 22-25 May 2014..
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to endorse our Manifesto. If you would also like to provide us with a quote (which we can draft for you) on your support to EPHA’s Election Manifesto, this would also be welcomed.
So far, EPHA’s Election Manifesto is endorsed by (alphabetical order, last name) :
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs)
Eric Andrieu (S&D - France)
Marina Albiol (Izquierda Unida - Spain)
José Bové (Greens/EFA - France)
Dr Klaus Buchner (Ökologisch Demokratische Partei (ÖDP) - Germany)
Bas Eickhout (Greens/EFA - Netherlands)
Nessa Childers (Non-attached - Ireland)"Good health is a key part of thriving societies and a cornerstone of well performing economies. Europe needs a healthy , happy and productive workforce and this can only be achieved by ensuring EU legislation particularly in regards to economic governance, focuses on the interests of the public and protects most importantly, social welfare systems."
Cornelis de Jong (GUE/NGL - Netherlands). "I am supporting the EPHA Manifesto to bring into the spotlight what matters the most: peoples’ health and well-being. As an MEP I have fought for a vision for a Europe driven by the defining goal of improved people’s lives in a smart, sustainable, and inclusive fashion. ’Business as usual’ is not delivering for Europe, nor for people living in Europe,’ reads EPHA’ Manifesto. If re-elected, I will work over the next five years to make this happen."
Sergio Gaetano (S&D – Italy)
Sven Giegold (Greens/EFA - Germany)
Enrique Guerrero Salom (S&D - Spain)
Sylvie Guillaume (S&D - France)
Ian Hudghton (Greens/EFA - Scottish National Party, UK)
Benedek Jávor (Együtt-PM - Hungary)
Ska Keller (Greens/EFA - Germany)
Fabio De Masi (Die Linken- Germany)
Linda McAvan (S&D - UK)
Willy Meyer (GUE/NGL - Spain)
Csaba Molnár(Demokratikus Koaliíció - Hungary)
Javier Nart (Ciudadanos - Spain)
Péter Niedermüller (Demokratikus Koaliíció - Hungary)
Jean Lambert (Greens/EFA - UK). "Good health is about more than strong public healthcare systems - crucial though they are. To really tackle health inequality means tackling underlying social and economic inequalities and providing a safe, healthy environment for all."
Paloma López (Izquierda Unida- Spain)
Christine Revault d’Allonnes Bonnefoy (S&D - France)
Michčle Rivasi (Greens/EFA - France). "Renforcer les normes européennes qui protčgent les citoyens européens est la priorité des écologistes. Ensemble, faisons rempart aux épidémies de maladies chroniques, ŕ la dégradation de nos écosystčmes, ŕ l’austérité vecteur de précarité."
Jordi Sebastiŕ (Primavera Europea - Spain)
Helmut Scholz (EUL-NGL - Germany). "All political approaches which do not focus on all people and their well-being are from the beginning wrong. This should be corrected. Europe does have enough resources for such a change. The EU should be social or will not succeed."
Molly Scott Cato (Green - England, South West)
Alyn Smith (Greens/EFA - Scottish National Party, UK)
Catherine Stihler (S&D - UK)
Dario Tamburrano (movimento 5 Stelle - Italy)
Marc Tarabella (S&D - Belgium)
Keith Taylor (Greens/EFA - UK)
Isabelle Thomas (S&D - France)
Claude Turmes (Greens/EFA - Luxemburg)
Sirpa Pietikäinen (EPP - Finland)
Ángela Vallina (Izquierda Unida - Spain)
Glenis Willmott (S&D - UK)
Gabriele Zimmer (EUL-NGL - Germany). "There are alternatives to austerity, it is not unavoidable; it is a political choice. We need an economic programme that invests in the future, creates jobs and consolidates the education and health care systems and public infrastructure, and implements the energy transition in a socially-responsible manner."
MEP candidates - national parties
Demokratikus Koalíció - Hungary (40 non-elected MEP candidates)
Cuidadanos - C’s (1 non-elected MEP candidates - Carolina Punset
Izquierda Unida - Spain. (3 non-elected MEP candidates - Tasio Oliver, Lara Hernández, and Javier Couso)
Scottish National Party (SNP) (4 non-elected MEP candidates - Tasmina Ahmed Sheikh, Stephen Gethins, Toni Giugliano and Chris Stephens) "The Scottish National Party is committed to Scotland’s place in an inclusive and sustainable Europe. We strongly believe that equality and social cohesion should be at the heart of all EU policies - and will work with progressive forces across the European Parliament to make this vision a reality."
United Left Coalition - Slovenia (8 non-elected MEP candidates - Violeta Tomić, Dušan Plut, Luka Mesec, Jasminka Dedić, Janez Požar, Lara Janković, Branimir Štrukelj, Petra Rezar )
Non-elected MEP candidates
Eila Aarnos (Vasemmistoliiton Eurooppa - Finland)
Sanchia Alasia (Labour Party - UK)
Francesco Alemanni (Green Italia, Verdi Europei - Italy)
Li Andersson (Left Alliance - Finland)
Caroline Allen (Green Party - UK). "As a Green I am very happy to support your call for an inclusive and sustainable society that puts people first. Greens are calling for a Europe for people, not corporations. As Greens we understand the underlying factors that are key determinants for good public health; not just access to decent healthcare but quality housing, a decent job, a living wage, equality, access to healthy affordable food and a healthy environment."
Maria Aretoulaki (Pirate Party - UK). “We stand for human rights protection both nationally and internationally, and that includes the protection of every EU citizen’s health, safety and well-being. We also stand for more transparency in the EU, openness of public data and decisions, the reusability of resources, sustainability of decisions and policies, and independence from big business and lobbies. We believe in sustainability and long-term thinking: in energy generation and consumption, diet and public health, agriculture and food production, economic policies.“
Laura Bannister (Green Party - North West, UK). "The EU needs to be a federation of the people of Europe, not a lobbying club for corporations. We need to focus on the quality and purpose of work as well as simply strong-arming as many people as possible into low-paid jobs whose only purpose is to make money for elites. If elected I will use my seat to fight for a people’s Europe, where equality, sustainability and quality of life are the focus of all activity."
Malte Bang (Peoples movement against the EU - Denmark). "Hensynet til mennesker og menneskers helbred burde blive prioriteret langt hřjere end man ser det i dag, f. eks i forbindelse med krisepolitikken."
François Benoy (Parti déi gréng - Luxembourg)
Rossano Bibalo (Lista Green, Italia-Verdi Nord-Est - Italy). "We should invest in disease prevention and health promotion to reduce the risk factors and contributing causes of disease. In turn, this enhanced investment will contribute the economic recovery."
Raffaella Bolini (L’Altra Europa con Tsipras Circoscrizione Centro - Italy). “Europe has the resources and ability to provide to each if its citizens with proper jobs and income, as well as to deliver an adequate provision of social services. Neo-liberal policies, austerity measures and structural reforms have led to a massive accumulation of wealth in the hands of a few, depriving the majority of resources for public expenditure and essential services, above all health. These policies can and should be changed, so that redistribution of wealth and the reconstruction of the welfare state are at the heart of a new Europe.”
Ross Brown (Green Party in Northern Ireland - UK)
Heikki Ketoharju (Finnish Communist Party - Finland)
Ines Caloisi (Scelta europea- Italy). "My support to the EPHA Manifesto is strictly connected to my political program that is focused to reinforce the role of the chart of fundamental rights in concrete terms. Respect for health and well-being have in this sense a central role. Creating a culture of food and nutrition connected to health and well-being is also crucial. Individual well-being creates a sustainable and more positive society oriented to growth and development.”
Amaury Caprasse (Parti Socialiste - Belgium). "Bien-ętre des personnes, emploi de qualité pour tous, société durable et ouverte et politique de santé publique basée sur l’intéręt général."
Denise Craghill (Green Party - Yorkshire & the Humber, UK). "Everyone should have access to free public health care when needed. However, health should also been seen as more than the treatment of illness. The Greens support preventative health as a priority - clean air, clean water, healthy affordable food, warm homes and satisfying and decently paid work all underpin good health. This should be at the heart of EU policies. The TTIP trade agreement should be opposed in it entirety."
Peter Cranie (Green Party - North West Region, England, UK)
Rita Dahl (Uusi Suomi - Finland)
Patrik Dolezal (Czech Republic -Pirate Party)
Katarzyna Dmochowska (Greens - Warsaw, Poland)
Gina Dowding(Green, North West England). "Public health and well-being are fundamental to quality of life for all the world’s citizens, and central to the Green Party’s principles. As an example of our commitment, The Greens in Europe are campaigning for the reform and extension of the current Gross Domestic Product ( GDP) measures - to ensure that indicators of well-being are included in a nation’s assessment of how well it is performing in addition to purely economic factors. GDP should be assessed on sustainable prosperity and well-being"
Carmen Duce (Izquierda Unida - Spain)
Will Duckworth (Green party, West Midlands - UK). "Health and well-being need to be a major plank of all governments. Free healthcare at the point of need is invaluable to all of Europe’s citizens."
Tony Fonteyne(PVDA+, 3de plaats Europa - The Netherlands)
Margaret Garding (Feministiskt Initiativ - Sweden). "Health and wellbeing is an integral part of basic human rights. Ensuring access to quality services for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation (and palliative care)– are the responsibility of all political leaders. It is about solidarity, responsibility and compassion. – and the individual’s right to adequate health care during all phases of our lives. This cannot be decided by how much power you wield or how much you earn – but by the mere fact that we are all fellow human beings.”
Andreas Herrmann (SPD Saxony- Germany). "Health and medical inclusion for all citizens are European values and human rights as well."
Nils Hindersmann (SPD - Germany)
André Hoffmann (Déi Lénk - Luxembourg). "Comme le prouvent des études scientifiques trčs fondées, la santé individuelle et collective dépend largement du degré d’égalité sociale."
Tine Hřrdum (SPD - Germany)
Saara Ilvessalo (Vihreät De Gröna - Finland)
Satu Immonen (Pirate Party - Finland)
Yiorgos Ioannidis (Democratic Left Party - Greece)
Tim Joye (lijsttrekker Europa PVDA+ - Belgium). "Because social injustice is killing on a grand scale." (WHO, 2008)
Jason Kitcat (Green Party, South East region - UK)
András Kolozs (Magyar Szocialista Párt (MSZP) - Hungary)
Kai Künnis-Beres. "Health and the environment have been my main focus over the years and now there are a key point on my election campaign."
Stelios Kympouropoulos (Green - Greece)
Sue Mallender (Green Party Candidate, East Midlands - UK)
Florent Marcellesi (EQUO, Primavera Europea - Spain)
Arturo Martínez Nieves (Confederación Pirata - Spain)
María Muńiz de Urquiza (S&D - Spain)
Carlos Alberto Martins (EQUO, Primavera Europea - Spain)
Tilly Metz (Déi Gréng - Luxemburg)
Aldo Mussi (Green Party in West Midlands - UK) "Excellence’ without equality is merely privilege."
Lydie Neufcourt (Parti du Travail de Belgique (PTB) - Belgium)
Magdalena Nieckarz(Europa Plus Twój Ruch - Poland)
Collins Nweke (Groen - The Netherlands)
Matti Laitinen (Suomen Työväenpuolue STP - Finland)
Matthijs Pontier (Lijsttrekker Piratenpartij in Europa - Netherlands) "The Piratenpartij places citizens’ interests above the interests of large multinational corporations. We give high priority to the improvement of public health. Good healthcare is a basic right that should be available to all EU citizens regardless of their financial situation and other circumstances. To ensure that the pharmaceutical industry prioritises the public interest, we want to dramatically increase the transparency in this sector. Additionally, we want to achieve rapid innovations in healthcare by abolishing patents and increasing sharing of knowledge. Read our manifesto, public health section."
Mateo Quirós (EQUO, Primavera Europea - Spain) "People’s rights should be universal - not only the ones of financial institutions and multinational corporations."
Rupert Read (Green Party, East of England - UK). "I am broadly supportive of the EPHA manifesto (I have some differences of detail, for example over the question of ’growth’, which Greens don’t support), because I believe passionately that Europe should be a Europe for people and for peoples, not for corporations. I strongly support public healthcare, preventative medicine and a strong focus on well-being."
Jürgen Reuß (Ökologisch Demokratische Partei - Germany). "The economy is for the people - not the other way around. Politics have to look also for future generations."
Rossella Rispoli (L’Altra Europa con Tsipras centro - Italy)
Bernd Runge (ÖDP-Kreisverband Bayreuth - Germany)
Jussi Saramo (Left Alliance - Finland)
Joanna Senyszyn (S&D - Poland)
Giuliana Sgrena (L’Altra Europa con Tsipras Circoscrizione Centro - Italy)
Assunta Signorelli. "Health is an inalienable right of every person living in the EU. Health cannot become neither a bargaining chip nor a source of income for anyone. A civilization is measured by how it treats its most vulnerable - like people with chronic diseases and disabled people. Health should be placed at the center of the EU."
Brid Smith (People Before Profit, Dublin - Ireland) "Evidence shows the pro-market approach to health care succeeds in enhancing the wealth of investors but fails to deliver appropriate standards of health care for the public. Public health should come before private."
Truuske Smits (GroenLinks - Netherlands)
Troels Stru Schmidt. "The fight against inequality and unemployment should be the first priority for the EU. I am especially concerned about youth unemployment and, if elected, I will contribute to the fight for a strong social policy, an ambitious employment policy, and environmental sustainability in Europe."
Michaela Suchardova (Greens - Czech Republic)
Ewa Sufin-Jacquemart (Partii Zieloni - Poland)
Agnieszka Stupkiewicz Turek (Europa Plus Twój Ruch - Poland)
Carlos Teixeira (Livre - Portugal). "At LIVRE, we believe that European citizens have the right to live with the best, accessible, health care system possible, no matter in which country they are currently living in. Some Member-states have strong public, supported-by-all, accessible-to-all, health care systems. Other Member-states have been struggling against the ongoing privatization of healthcare, a process that raises inequality and constitutes a civilizational fallback. We believe that strong European regulations regarding this fundamental subject should ensure a future of equal access to the best healthcare available. We also believe that the health of European citizens is strongly linked in many cases to the state and quality of our environment. Stronger regulations and a more efficient monitoring of their implementation in every environmental subject that relates to our health, may it be water quality or clean air, among many others, are some of our clear goals."
Aitor Urresti (EQUO, Primavera Europea - Spain)
Manca Uršič Rosas (Solidarnost, Slovenia)
Hugo Van Dienderen (GroenPlus - Belgium)
Klaus Vidal (Ecological Democratic Party (ÖDP) - Germany)
Joăo Vasco Gama (Livre - Portugal) "European citizens want an inclusive and sustainable society with a strong public-interest based health policy. Therefore, its representatives should work towards those objectives."
Pēteris Viņķelis (UNITY - Latvia)
George Walkden (Pirate Party - UK)
Erik Wesselius (Dutch Socialistische Partij- Netherlands) "The economy is there to serve the well-being of people and society; people and society are not merely products of our economy."
Iida Ylönen(Suomen Kommunistinen Puolue SKP - Finland)