Union for Europe
|Union for Europe|
|European parliamentary group|
|Name||Union for Europe|
|Formal name||Group Union for Europe|
|From||6 July 1995|
|To||20 July 1999|
European Democratic Alliance
|Succeeded by||Union for Europe of the Nations|
Giancarlo Ligabue (1995-96)
Claudio Azzolini (1996-98)
|MEP(s)||34 (5 May 1999)|
The Group Union for Europe (UFE) was a conservative political group with seats in the European Parliament between 1995 and 1999. The group was formed during the 4th European Parliament term in July 1995 from a merger of the European Democratic Alliance and Forza Europa parliamentary groups, becoming the third largest group by number of MEPs. The group was succeeded in the 5th European Parliament by the Union for Europe of the Nations (UEN), while key UFE member parties Forza Italia and Rally for the Republic instead joined the European People's Party.
- Italy - Forza Italia, 25 MEPs (until 15 June 1998)
- France - Rally for the Republic, 14 MEPs
- Ireland - Fianna Fáil, 7 MEPs
- Portugal - Democratic and Social Centre – People's Party, 3 MEPs
- Greece - Political Spring, 2 MEPs
- Bernard Steunenberg (27 August 2003). Widening the European Union: Politics of Institutional Change and Reform. Routledge. p. 215. ISBN 978-1-134-49375-3.
- Thomas Jansen; Steven Van Hecke (19 May 2011). At Europe's Service: The Origins and Evolution of the European People's Party. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 63. ISBN 978-3-642-19414-6.
- Neill Nugent (2006). The Government and Politics of the European Union. Duke University Press. p. 265. ISBN 0-8223-3870-X.
- Democracy in the European Parliament
- Group names 1999
- UFE on Europe Politique
- European Parliament profile of Jean-Claude Pasty