In February 1947, the Dutch militant federalist, Henri Brugmans, publishes an article in the French journal Fédération in which he emphasises the importance of European reconstruction based on the federal model.
On 18 March 1948, the Dutch daily newspaper Het Parool publishes the manifesto of the World Federalist Movement in which the Movement calls on the citizens of Amsterdam to attend a mass meeting to be held to promote the establishment of world citizenship and a union of all the world’s democracies.
On 29 August 1948, the Italian daily newspaper Il nuovo Corriere della Sera publishes an article by Count Carlo Sforza, Italian Foreign Minister, in which he emphasises the importance for his fellow citizens to work actively towards the unification of the European continent so as to guard against the dangers of a new war.
In November 1948, the French periodical Esprit publishes an address given by Léo Hamon, adviser during the Fourth French Republic, in which he sets out various objectives for a future European federation.
In November 1948, the Dutch monthly publication Socialisme en Democratie, mouthpiece of the Social Democratic Workers’ Party, describes the implications of federalism for the future of European integration.
In this interview, Jean-Pierre Gouzy, former Member of the Executive of the French Movement for the United States of Europe and former Secretary-General of the French Union of Federalists, discusses the development and concentration of the federalist movement in France after the Second World War.