Union for Europe

Union for Europe
European parliamentary group

UFE logo
Name Union for Europe
English abbr. UFE
French abbr. UPE
Formal name Group Union for Europe[1]
Ideology Conservatism
From 6 July 1995
To 20 July 1999
Preceded by Forza Europa
European Democratic Alliance
Succeeded by Union for Europe of the Nations
Chaired by Jean-Claude Pasty
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,[2][3] becoming the third largest group by number of MEPs.[4] The group was succeeded in the 5th European Parliament by the Union for Europe of the Nations (UEN),[5] while key UFE member parties Forza Italia and Rally for the Republic instead joined the European People's Party.[2]



  1. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/election/results/legende.htm
  2. 1 2 Bernard Steunenberg (27 August 2003). Widening the European Union: Politics of Institutional Change and Reform. Routledge. p. 215. ISBN 978-1-134-49375-3.
  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.
  4. http://www.faqs.org/faqs/european-union/basics/part3/
  5. Neill Nugent (2006). The Government and Politics of the European Union. Duke University Press. p. 265. ISBN 0-8223-3870-X.
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