The aim of Platform Europe is to monitor all those powers who have the fate of European people at heart and look to build a continental entity with its own sovereignty, to be a real expression of historic European roots, with an autonomous, ambitious, long-term, multi-dimensional vision.
The need to create Platform Europe starts from the peculiarity of the current historical moment, characterised by an epochal phase of geo-political transition and the on-scene presence of new players, like China, India, Russia, asserting themselves with dynamism and determination.
In this framework, Europe, struck by the financial crisis and divided on immigration policies and the position regarding Russia, has been progressively eclipsed from the world stage, losing its role and influence. Indeed, the EU appears as a weak, vulnerable amalgam, lacking a unified vision shared over matters considered strategic, such as foreign, economic-financial, industrial, energy and especially demographic policies.
This condition fosters an increasingly accentuated weakening of the Union itself, clearly inadequate to give answers to the great issues which are the heart of European people’s lives, and unable to face the new challenges made by global dynamics. Conversely, on a peripheral level, “nationalist”, “regionalist” tendencies are developing, which not only aim to undermine the actual basis of the unified structure, in a wider, medium- and long-term perspective, but could also weaken the European states themselves, which would, considering their reduced national sizes and the growing conflicts of interests that are developing, end up autonomously facing the new main players of the global scene and the Asian part of the globe, which appear more robust and competitive, enjoying continental dimensions.
Platform Europe hopes that the new Europe shows it is, not least by virtue of the glorious past that distinguished it, up to the new challenges actively operating in the Mediterranean and acting propositively towards the Asian, African area, via solid partnerships, so it is seen as a privileged interlocutor able to supply all the necessary know-how useful in developing sustainable development towards the countries where the need is felt.