On the occasion of 60 years since the signing of the Treaties of Rome, we come together, aware that we have to change Europe in order to save it from disintegration, from social and environmental disaster, and from authoritarian regression.
The hopes and expectations of a great common heritage, built on achievements and advances in the areas of rights and democracy, are unraveling along with the social state.
In recent years — because of unfair treaties, austerity, financial dominion, recession, job insecurity, and discrimination of women and young people — inequality and poverty have grown dramatically in Europe.
Today we are at the crossroads: between the salvation of human lives or that of finance and banks; full social security, or the gradual reduction of universal rights; peaceful coexistence, or war; democracy, or dictatorship. Mistrust, fear and insecurity are growing. These feelings multiply racism, reactionary nationalism, walls, borders and barbed wire.