The other Europe is founded on peace and the recognition of universal diversity. It rejects all strategies of economic or military domination and all forms of racism and chauvinism.
The other Europe contributes towards building world peace: it recognizes and promotes cultural and historical differences, in a framework of the equality of individual and collective rights and of universal human rights. So the new roots of Europe are consequently of “mixed blood” – a mixture of diverse national and ethic origins, thanks largely to the contribution of migrants: violence against migrants in the name of institutional borders is unacceptable.
Europe’s historical colonial experience, both internal and external, characterized by political and social domination, the plunder of resources, by wars leaving millions of victims, imposes on Europe responsibilities with respect to the economic and social conditions of most of the world, particularly the South, but also Eastern Europe.
The principle of solidarity and respect must guide relations between countries within the European space and all other countries. Europe has to act, conscious of a common interest, in advancing global social and economic rights.
Europe supports the right of peoples to decide their own futures and to make their own choices in economic, social, cultural and environmental matters. Europe commits itself to guaranteeing the sovereignty of each people over its natural resources and its immediate environment.
The human right to development is unalienable, to the same extent as other fundamental rights. The Europe we want participates in the creation of a new international economic order which answers to this requirement and, in this context, cooperates in a way that recognizes the disparity of conditions and promotes the necessary equality of rights.
The cancellation of the external debt of poor countries is a necessary elementary and immediate measure.
Economic agreements must include recognition and reciprocal application of human rights according to the regulations and international conventions.
Europe supports the project of taxing international capital transfers and is opposed to their free circulation. It supports the creation of regional economic relations that are opposed to the logics of neoliberalism.
Another Europe rejects the law of the “free market” and the existence of a dominant “commercial right” which results from this. The body of the international law is unique, valid for all States, international financial, economic, social and political institutions. The other Europe acts to integrate all existing international institutions within the framework of a democratized and radically-reformed United Nations.