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The European Foundation 2005f
7 Southwick Mews, London W2 1JG, United Kingdom
tel:44-20 7706 7240 fax:44-20 7168 8655
e-mail:euro.foundation@e-f.org.uk
URL:http://www.europeanfoundation.org


Organizational Status: Independent institute, founded in 1993.

General Description: The Foundation is the United Kingdom's Eurorealist think tank, providing accurate information and facts as well as opinion from Europe's leading politicians and academics in its regular publication, The European Journal. The Foundation's overall policy is "yes to European trade, no to European government," and it remains committed to a thoroughgoing reform of the EU. The Foundation's aims and objectives are to (1) further prosperity and democracy in Europe; (2) renegotiate the treaties of Maastricht, Amsterdam, and Nice and prevent the ratification of the European Constitution; (3) reform and scale down the acquis communautaire (EU legislation); (4) ensure that future member states get a fair deal from EC/EU membership; (5) halt the continuing arrogation of power by the EC/EU; (6) prevent the UK from adopting the euro; (7) contribute as actively as possible to an informed public debate about the future of Europe; and (8) liaise with like-minded organizations throughout the world and with those affected by EC/EU action and policy.

Annual Budget:

Staff: 2 (1 administrative/support, 1 editor), 3 intern, 1 freelance writer

Executive Officers:
Mr. CASH, Bill MP (Chairman)

Public Relations:
Ms. RAINWATER, Sara (Editor, The European Journal)
Ms. SAUNDERS, Jocelyne (Head of Research)

(As of January, 2006)

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