Where we stand
We stand for a Europe of sovereign nations in which the independent states work together on a confederated basis to address the great challenges of our time and to protect, celebrate and promote our common Christian values and European cultural heritage.
We seek to address the democratic deficit within the existing structures of the EU by providing an effective voice for the large numbers of citizens, particularly young people, at present alienated from the democratic process. We stand for a revival of popular involvement in decision-making and for the elimination of corruption and the influence of money and the corporate media from our political institutions.
We aim to help families, law-abiding citizens, young people and unemployed often treated as second class citizens with the voices and organizational lead they need to assert their rights. Staunch supporters of the fundamental human right to a peaceful life with a decent standard of living in one’s own homeland, we are opposed to mass immigration which often results in discrimination and inequality – afflicting both immigrants and indigenous citizens – within the host nations. We are committed to providing the leadership and education required by the Youth of Europe to resist the destruction of our traditional values and consequently of peoples and cultures.
We cherish the rich diversity which forms a tapestry of human belonging both within Europe and beyond and which is under threat from the homogenizing tendencies of a world shrunk by technology and globalism. We therefore seek a constructive path between the twin evils of negative racism and rootless consumerism, and to develop ways to protect and celebrate the diversity which provides the foundation stone of human identity.
Recognizing that our diverse nations are each an extended family, we stand for the right and primary duty of each national government to act as a father to its nation and in particular to defend the people and their common wealth and heritage from the injustices and exploitation caused by the ‘logic’ of the market and the corruption of politicians and elites.
We stand in particular for Peace and to expose and oppose the attempts to jeopardize peace and create unnecessary hostility towards the eastern half of European civilization. While we recognize that there are a number of unresolved historical disputes between various European nations, we are determined that these should be resolved through negotiation and compromise, rather than being exploited by external forces at the risk of increasing tensions and even war.
In the ethical sphere, which stands above and sets the boundaries of our politics and policies, we seek to instil in to our peoples and our youth a respect for life from beginning to end and a new spirit of honesty, self-sacrifice and an ethos of service.
The APF observes: respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities.
The APF does not pursue profit goals.
The APF is committed to providing equal opportunity for individuals of both sexes within its organization on the grounds of merit and rejects all forms of discrimination, particularly discrimination based on gender.
ADOPTED BY THE CONGRESS OF THE APF JUNE 16th, 2015, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM