The CEPC is a progressive conservative party. We recognise that an exponential amount of socio-economic and technological change has occurred in the past few centuries, and we believe that this rapid change has brought about progress that has resulted in a positive increase of economic and social equality, modernisation and prosperity. However, this rapidly changing world is also bringing about new obstacles and new challenges. Europeans are facing new economic, social, and environmental issues that have never been seen before. These problems need to be addressed. We cannot turn our backs on progress now, and we certainly can't allow it to come to a halt. These progressive times require progressive beliefs. The CEPC aims to conserve this progress, and we believe that these problems need to be addressed through global cooperation, social justice and further economic liberalisation and development. The most central belief of the progressive conservative ideology is the idea of progressing to a more free and equitable future while protecting and conserving humanity and the identities and traditions of individuals. The CEPC believes that is achieved by promoting and protecting human rights, including rights to participate in the economy, and by conserving and celebrating different cultures, languages and religions. The compassion and ethics of humanity has allowed Europeans to progress this far and it will only allow us to progress further by conserving and celebrating what makes us human.
Another Centre-right Party?
The Coalition of European Progressive Conservatives is indeed a centre-right party. The founding members of the CEPC were formerly part of the Union of European Conservatives, but became dissatisfied with the party after it continued to oppose legislation that promoted greater social equality and social justice. It has also become evident that the UEC has failed to recognise that many of the current problems facing the states of the EU are happening on a global scale, and need to be addressed together as a region. The CEPC has been created in order to serve centre-right parties that believe in global cooperation, free market economics, the freedom of the individual, and the protection of culture and identity.
The CEPC recognises that many issues and problems are happening on a global scale, and believes that global cooperation would bring greater prosperity and peace to Europe. The CEPC believes that the European Union is an organisation that could effectively address common problems and could promote greater peace and progress. These global problems include climate change, environmental devastation, diplomatic tensions, military invasions and international human rights abuses. In order to address these problems, the CEPC believes that the European Union should champion and take measures to protect human rights and economic freedoms, and should promote equality and democracy. The CEPC strongly believes in the Democratic Peace theory, and believe that democracy brings greater peace and prosperity to all people, and reduces conflict between people and nations. The CEPC believes that the European Union should play an important role in promoting peace, and should play a role in hosting peaceful negotiations among nations. The European Union should also create a safer, less-militaristic and more humane world, and should do so by disarming all chemical, biological and nuclear weapon arsenals of its member states. The CEPC believes that the EU should play a greater role in protecting the Earth we all share together, and should do so by taking measures to create a more sustainable and green future. The rapidly changing climate of the world is a problem we all have responsibility to face, and we should all play an equal part in addressing it. The CEPC is pro-Europe, and supports global initiatives, greater regional cooperation and believes that some European integration is necessary, such as reductions of trade barriers, reduction of internal borders, and the creation of a European passport. The CEPC does not support the notion of European federalism, and believes that the sovereignty of the political institutions and independence of the member states should not be given up.
The CEPC strongly believes that all individuals are created equal and should therefore be treated equal before the law. The CEPC also believes that humans have natural, unalienable rights, and that these rights should be protected by law. These unalienable rights include civil and political rights (freedom of speech, association, private property, etc.), economic rights (such as the ability to participate in the economy, start up businesses, etc.) and social rights (such as the right to public education, and public healthcare). The CEPC also advocates for the protection of identities, such as cultures, religions and languages. The CEPC will fight any legislation that is intolerant towards these identities. The CEPC strongly supports multiculturalism, and believes that all people and all cultures should be tolerated, protected and celebrated. The CEPC does not support secularism, and believes that all cultural and religious intuitions have the right to have a role in government as long as they embrace multiculturalism and equitable conduct.
The CEPC supports minimum government involvement in the economy, and emphasises the beliefs of economic freedom, free trade, decreased state interventionism, decreased regulation and the privatisation of industries. The CEPC strongly believes that every individual has the right to take part in their economy, and they should have equal opportunities to attempt to succeed as everyone else. The economic and social status of an individual should not hinder them from being to participate in the economy. As such, the CEPC believes that the state's only role in the economy should be to protect individuals from discrimination in the economy, promote equality, promote social mobility and provide basic human rights and services, such as healthcare and education. The CEPC advocates for conservative and efficient fiscal spending.
The CEPC strongly supports economic cooperation among the countries of the EU, and advocates for the removal of trade barriers among member states. The CEPC will also support the liberalisation of EU economies, as it believes every European should be able to participate in their economy. The CEPC will support worker and consumer rights in the EU, and will seek to end economic and social discrimination. Any attempt by the EU to regulate or impose prices on the economies of its member states will be met by the opposition of the CEPC. The CEPC will also oppose the idea of singular regional currency. The CEPC advocates for conservative and efficient fiscal policies, and such, the CEPC wants the membership fees of the European Union to be reduced, seeing as EU budget has returned a substantially large surplus over the past few years.
The CEPC believes that the European Union should continue to grow and should allow in as many new member states as possible. The CEPC believes that by including more new members into the Union, the stronger and more prosperous the Union will become. The CEPC also believes that all members of the Union should be encouraged to participate in all affairs of the region, including opportunities in our government, and opportunities in our cultural exchanges, such as the many cultural events that currently take place. The CEPC believes that the EU should stand as a paramount of neutrality and peace, and should not involve it's self in any conflict abroad. The CEPC believes that the European Union should continue to make more allies abroad, and should also further strengthen the relationships we currently have.
Any party has the freedom to join the CEPC; however, they must first be approved. The CEPC will not tolerate criminal or rogue parties among its ranks. If the party is not approved by the Party President, then it is not a member of the CEPC. The Party President is the leader of the CEPC, and shall be elected once every year. The Party President only requires a majority of the total vote to get elected into office. This Party President may run for and hold offices for an unlimited amount of consecutive terms. The Party President holds no other duties or responsibilities. All other members of the party are otherwise equal, and have the right to run for Council or Commission positions, hold party conferences, propose any sort of legislation they like, etc.