Julian Priestley 1950-2017

Many members and friends of the European Movement will be sad to learn of the death of Sir Julian Priestley. In a long and distinguished career, Julian was for ten years the Secretary General of the European Parliament – the highest ranking EU civil servant – having risen through the ranks of the Parliament secretariat. In his youth, Read more


Our central message in this election is that Europe trumps party. We say that not because we are citizens of nowhere, but because we believe that the drift towards nationalist isolation represents a fundamental threat to British interests. Over the last seventy years there have been disagreements between the parties over both domestic and foreign Read more

Note on our election campaign plans in Scotland

European Movement in Scotland (EMiS) is not participating in supporting any candidate in this election. Other Remain groups may decide to do so and local individual campaigners may of course do as they see fit. Instead, EMiS is asking all parties in Scotland about their position on Scotland’s relationship with the EU in their General Read more

Statement from our Chair on the General Election announcement

The General Election gives voters the opportunity to make a real choice. Ministers argue that voters have already decided that Britain should leave the EU and we must work out the consequences. We profoundly disagree. Last year the Leave campaign promised us reduced immigration, more money for public services and better international trading links. Ever Read more


JOB DESCRIPTION Title: Fundraising Manager Location: Central London Hours: 35 hours per week Duration: 1 year fixed term Responsible to: Campaign Director Salary: £30,000 Background European Movement UK is Britain’s leading pro-European grassroots campaigning organisation. It is also the oldest having been formed after the Second World War to foster positive relationships within Europe. We Read more

Brexit is bad for Britain

Theresa May says that the referendum result means we should all come together and collude in a pretence that Brexit is good for Britain. I profoundly disagree. Too often I hear an argument which begins “The referendum result must be accepted; I regret the outcome, but we have to make the best of it”. I Read more

Statement on the Unite for Europe march

Update 24/03/17: The European Movement raised legitimate concerns yesterday about the advisability of holding the Unite for Europe March after Wednesday’s terrorist attack, but we wish to confirm that the organisers have decided that the march should proceed.   We encourage any member who participates in the march to join in homage to the dead Read more

Vacancy: Media Officer

We’re looking for a Media Officer to join our team. Please check here for full details: http://therightethos.co.uk/job/media-officer-12-month-contract/

European Movement supports Supreme Court ruling

European Movement UK welcomes today’s ruling by the Supreme Court that confirms there must be a vote in Parliament before the triggering of Article 50 and the start of formal negotiations between the government and European Union. This decision allows for proper scrutiny by MPs and Members of the House of Lords of this process Read more

What Theresa May should have said

European Movement’s Vice-Chair Richard Corbett MEP  considers what Theresa May should have said in the speech detailing her Brexit plans: “As you all know, I am not wedded to the European project. I stated after the referendum that brexit means brexit. My government has spent 6 months looking at how that can best be achieved, exploring Read more

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