Europa Plus (Poland)

Europa Plus (formally Europa Plus Social Movement, Polish: Ruch Społeczny Europa Plus) was a pro-European centre-left coalition of parties in Poland, formed to contest the 2014 European Parliament election. The alliance described itself as a "modern centre-left formation".[1]

The coalition was founded on 3 February 2013 by the Palikot's Movement, Social Democracy of Poland, Labour United,[2] the Union of the Left and the Reason Party. The project was led by Marek Siwiec (a former Vice President of the Democratic Left Alliance and then-current MEP), Aleksander Kwasniewski (a former President of Poland and member of the Democratic Left Alliance) and Janusz Palikot.[3][4] However, on 15 June 2013, Labour United congress instead stated it would continue its previous coalition with the Democratic Left Alliance.[5][6] The Democratic Party – later joined the alliance on 24 June 2013.[7] Other parties listed in the alliance's website are the Democratic Party and the Polish Labour Party. The alliance's programme supported the introduction of the Euro to Poland by January 2019, a new system of health care in Poland and free Internet access for Polish citizens.[8] On 6 October 2013, Palikot's Movement was reorganised into Your Movement. On 7 February 2014, the Union of the Left and Social Democracy of Poland exited the alliance.[9]

In the 2014 European election, Europa Plus received 3.58% of the vote, below the 5% threshold to elect any MEPs.[10] On 29 May 2014, it was announced that the alliance had been disbanded.[11]


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  8. ""Europa Plus" chce działać na naszym terenie - Oława - Gazeta Powiatowa". Retrieved 2013-09-08.
  10. "Pkw | Pkw". Retrieved 2014-07-16.
  11. Veröffentlicht von Lars Leschewitz. "Bündnis Europa Plus am Ende". Retrieved 2014-07-16.

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