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Volt Europa Gears Up for 2024 European Elections: Uniting Members from Across Europe in Bucharest

Jun 6, 2023, 8:46:18 PM
Map of Europe illustrating where contraceptives are subsided and where aren't..

Volt wants to ensure safe access to contraception for everyone in Europe

May 30, 2023, 3:57:16 PM
Volt asks European leaders to take strong action for a harmonisation of contraception rights across the EU.
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Volt suggests alternative ways of voting to ensure the participation of Portuguese voters at the 2024 European elections

May 24, 2023, 3:51:47 PM
European citizens will choose their new MEPs on 6-9 June 2024 but on this date historically many Portuguese don’t vote. Volt proposes solutions.
Progressive pride flag flies high in the sky

Volt stands against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

May 17, 2023, 8:39:34 AM
On International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, Volt reiterates its condemnation of anti-LGBTQIA+ rhetoric, policy and legislation.
The Armenian Genocide Memorial complex dedicated to the victims of the Armenian genocide, built in 1967 on the hill of Tsitsernakaberd.

Volt Europa stands in solidarity with Armenia and the Armenian people

Apr 24, 2023, 1:46:40 PM
Volt condemns all forms of denial of the Armenian genocide and stands with all Armenians in remembering the victims of the genocide.
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Volt Celebrates 6th Birthday With More than 125 Elected Officials and Record High Donation

Mar 29, 2023, 9:24:11 AM
Volt was founded on 29 March 2017 and counts more than 27.000 members and over 125 elected officials.
Boat ashore

EU Member States’ choice to turn back time on asylum leads to more deaths in the Mediterranean

Mar 10, 2023, 3:17:25 PM
The endless delay and lack of ambition of EU Member States in negotiating a functioning solidarity framework has once again costed lives
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Combustion engines have no future - with or without e-fuels

Mar 9, 2023, 5:22:01 PM
This is not the time for debates that are more based in national clientelism than in facts - the climate breakdown clock is ticking.
Women from Volt pose in front of the camera in Prague during the 2022 General Assembly.

Volt look-back: 2022

Dec 30, 2022, 10:35:44 AM
As the year is drawing to an end, it is time to sit back and reflect on our great achievements this year.
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Frontex violations of human rights

Oct 20, 2022, 5:45:02 PM
On Tuesday, Members of the European Parliament rejected granting a 2020 budget discharge to the EU’s Border Guard Agency, Frontex.

“Women, Life, Freedom”: Volt stands in solidarity with Iranian women and calls for an end to violence by the government!

Sep 30, 2022, 8:59:34 PM
Volt Europa strongly condemns the violence by the regime and fully supports the fight of all Iranians for equal rights and freedom.
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Cost of living crisis: mitigation measures needed

Sep 30, 2022, 8:00:00 PM
The shocking increase in gas and oil prices and the consequential higher production costs) needs to be faced by EU authorities

Turkey’s provocative behaviour in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea

Aug 16, 2022, 10:00:00 AM
A serious response is necessary for the EU to signal that its Member States’ borders and maritime zones are EU borders and maritime zones.

Boris Johnson’s resignation is welcomed by Volt Europa

Jul 12, 2022, 6:22:40 PM
His departure should be an opportunity for the Conservative Party to make right and bring integrity and values back to their political project.
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Volt Europa’s stance on the current situation of abortion rights

Jul 5, 2022, 6:57:48 PM
Banning abortions is at its core sexist and antisocial and goes against all values we as Volt hold dear. 

Statement on border violence and pushbacks at Melilla border

Jul 4, 2022, 2:29:55 PM
The latest outburst of violence at Melilla again highlights the injustice and violations of human rights taking place at the EU’s external borders

Regarding the recent no-confidence vote in Bulgaria

Jun 28, 2022, 7:57:42 AM
Volt Bulgaria will continue to fight for our ideals and for a country that can bring prosperity, peace and freedom to all its citizens.
People hold "Stop War" / "Stop Putin" signs

Volt demands complete and immediate ban on Russian energy imports

Apr 26, 2022, 3:59:53 PM
If we do not stop Putin and his war machinery now, there is no telling where he will stop - Moldova, Georgia, Estonia, Finland, Poland… 
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Volt Suomi and Volt Sverige demand NATO membership

Apr 24, 2022, 10:16:08 PM
In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Volt Sverige and Volt Suomi are demanding that Sweden and Finland join NATO. 

Ukraine needs to be part of the European Union!

Mar 8, 2022, 7:33:54 PM
Volt Europa urges the EU and its member states to promptly grant Ukraine EU membership candidate status.
Democracy and peace don't come for free (SWIFT)

Why Russia must be excluded from SWIFT

Feb 26, 2022, 7:29:17 PM
This is not the time for indecisiveness! Volt calls for the European governments to exclude Russia from SWIFT.
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Statement on the invasion of Ukraine

Feb 24, 2022, 2:21:39 PM
We are deeply troubled by President Putin’s decision to declare war on Ukraine and we stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people.

Europe must stand with Ukraine

Feb 22, 2022, 7:58:12 PM
Russia's actions are an irrefutable and unprecedented breach of international law. Europe must answer with unity and severe sanctioning.

Statement on the suspension of Nilüfer Gündoğan from the Parliamentary Group

Feb 21, 2022, 10:12:15 PM
Nilüfer Gündoğan was suspended from Volt’s parliamentary group after complaints of transgressive behaviour had been made about her.
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For the European project to succeed, we need a coordinated response at the Ukrainian border

Feb 2, 2022, 8:12:15 PM
The European answer to the Russian threat building up at the Ukrainian border must be one of unity and strength.

Statement on the election results in Bulgaria

Nov 24, 2021, 5:00:57 PM

Pandemic crisis in Romania. The EU must act now.

Oct 25, 2021, 2:41:19 PM
The EU's least vaccinated countries are brought to their knees by the 4th COVID wave. The EU and Member States urgently need to show strong support!

Volt Elects New Leadership

Oct 18, 2021, 10:00:00 AM
Italian Francesca Romana D’Antuono elected Volt Europa’s female co-President alongside Dutch incumbent Reinier van Lanschot

State of the Union 2021- Volt's Position

Sep 15, 2021, 2:20:56 PM
Volt Europa and Damian Boeselager’s take on the 2021 State of the European Union

The situation in Afghanistan: Next steps for the EU

Aug 25, 2021, 8:07:00 AM
The situation in Afghanistan is dramatic and deteriorating rapidly, Volt Europa demands to bring local forces and vulnerable people to safety.

European Council June 2021 - Volt's Positions

Jun 25, 2021, 9:19:58 AM
Volt urges the heads of state to look beyond their national interests and serve all European citizens

A message from the co-presidents of Volt Europa

Nov 4, 2020, 11:00:58 PM
regarding the recent events in Austria and France

The EU must address the homelessness crisis & act now!

Nov 1, 2020, 2:27:20 PM
With Covid-19 infections rising and all of us urged to “stay at home” again, we must urgently help those who simply have no home.
Thank you Volters!

One Year With the Board

Oct 22, 2020, 1:00:00 PM
A year has passed since the European Board’s election by the General Assembly in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Sanction the Aggressors: Enforce a Karabakh truce!

Oct 14, 2020, 5:00:00 PM
Even though the Russian-hosted peace talks were welcomed, the bombs keep falling! Volt calls on the EU to urgently install a hybrid mediation mission
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Volt achieves overwhelming election results in the North Rhine-Westphalia local elections

Sep 14, 2020, 4:09:04 PM
Together we're strenghtening our right to vote.

“Voters Without Borders” initiative aims at EU legislative proposal

Sep 1, 2020, 9:40:30 AM
Citizens initiative aims to let EU citizens participate in regional and national elections in the member state where they live

Volt Germany held its first online General Assembly

Aug 17, 2020, 3:55:41 PM
Volt Europa developed an online platform “Tusker” to hold the digital General Assembly in Germany

Reaction to the recovery package deal by the European Council

Jul 21, 2020, 7:43:09 PM
Statement from the Board of Volt Europa

Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Jul 3, 2020, 10:41:07 AM
Volt's demands on the German presidency of the EU

Volt Makes Landmark Decisions at its Digital General Assembly and Sets Course on Growth Across Europe

May 8, 2020, 8:10:11 AM
Volt members agree on energy transition, climate change, and electoral reform polices for the EU

Volt’s Europe-Wide Humanitarian Campaign Delivers 15.000 Face Masks to Lesbos

May 4, 2020, 2:00:00 PM
Within two weeks the grass-root initiative #EuropeCares has collected 20.000 face shields and masks for refugee camps in Greece.

Volt Reacts to COVID-19 by Conducting Europe-Wide General Assembly Online

Apr 14, 2020, 2:05:00 PM
Volt, the pan-European party, will conduct its 2020 general assembly fully online as a reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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How Corona Bonds will help the EU weather the Corona Crisis

Apr 13, 2020, 2:54:00 PM
Larger economies within the EU are already showing signs of slowing down, and we implore the EU leaders to use the ESM for a substantial joint debt is

A Unified Statement on the recent actions in Hungary

Apr 4, 2020, 2:57:00 PM
In this unprecedented situation, it is legitimate that Member States adopt extraordinary measures to protect their citizens and overcome the crisis. H

Volt Statement on EU action against the spread of COVID-19

Apr 4, 2020, 8:00:00 AM
Only solidarity and Europe-wide coordinated solutions will enable us to effectively manage this public health emergency.