Bild: Corona victims - Brescia, Northern Italy, march 2020 - Foto: picture alliance/dpaClaudio Furlan
Corona victims - Brescia, Northern Italy, march 2020

Corona pandemic

An existential threat!

1.  Corona experiences

 

March 2020 - the lockdown: in the acute lethal threat posed by the corona virus, most countries, also in Europe, often took drastic measures - adapted to the rapidly changing emergency situation at the national, regional and local levels - to protect their population and to avoid a total breakdown of the national health system.

 

After the first wave subsided, and as soon as the local situation allowed, the affected countries gradually relaxed their emergency measures in order to protect their economy and the rule of law. The citizens asked more and more vehemently for the return to normalcy, democracy, and personal responsibility - while governments were often forced to tighten the screws again at the local and regional level in order to avoid a second wave. After this wave erupted in autumn 2020, the affected countries, regions and towns again took very different, locally and temporally quickly changing protective measures, including information, education and recommendations, the use of vast campaigns for testing, tracing and vaccination up to half or full lockdowns with corresponding aid packages.

 

For a long time, supranational and global organizations, including the EU, were barely able to act; but then "Brussels" managed to use Corona, to take another big step towards integration: On July 21, 2020, - after long discussions and quarrels - a special EU-summit passed a multi-billion aid package for particularly affected countries!

 

 

2.  What now?

 

How shall Europe deal with pandemics in the future? - According to question 11 of the questionnaire of our new Europe, all citizens throughout Europe are invited to choose between the following two opinions:

  1. EU - top down - centralized: "Brussels" wants to deal with pandemics, including Corona, consistently and resolutely. Europe-wide border closings, drastic regulations and lockdowns as well as new huge EU aid packages should not be excluded. Campaigns for tracing, testing and vaccination have to be coordinated across Europe. 

    In view of future pandemics, the EU calls for the centralization of the health sector - incluiding, especially, a European health union and new EU taxes to finance multi-billion aid packages and transfer payments from the rich to poorer countries - all this, however, as usual without the involvement of us citizens in referenda!
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  2. Countries and citizens - bottom up - decentralized: Each country must remain responsible in  pandemics in order to decide quickly and flexibly to take or relax effective measures, according to the locally and temporally rapidly changing needs - relying at all times on its empowered, responsible citizens.

    Drastic
     regulations and lockdowns are to be used extremely cautiously, only as a last resort, also to continue the fight against Corona - limited, if possible, to the public area. For the general public, fact-based information, training and recommendations to comply with hygiene, mask and distancing rules and to use the home office, as well as incentives to participate in tracing, testing and vaccination campaigns are the most important measures.

    In preparing future pandemics, emergency plans and the corresponding legislation, the citizens shall be involved by means of referenda. 
    - At the international level, an unbureaucratic and efficient European cooperation is required, and a global, independent and efficient pandemic monitoring and alarm system at the UN / WHO has to be created urgently.


3.  Democratic Manifesto

 

The Democratic Manifesto of Our New Europe wants to trigger with the democracy virus throughout Europe a huge online pandemic for a new, diverse, democratic Europe - the Europe of the citizens, with and for us citizens, in which EU supporters, opponents and critics can co-determine an optimal global strategy to fight pandemicsin by means of referenda:

  1. As members of the politically integrated core of our new Europe, EU supporters can define in referenda the leading global role they want Europe to play in the field of pandemics and then assign this responsibility to new centralised European Unions for public health and the economy.
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  2. As members of the European free trade area or of the European common market (free movement of goods, services and capital, but not of people, and without the Euro), EU opponents and critics can reaffirm and strengthen the responsibility of their country and of us empowered citizens to combat pandemics, determine the necessary coopeation at European level and demand that their country and Europe vigorously campaign for an independent and efficient global monitoring and alarm system, e.g. at the UN/WHO, to fight future pandemics. 

Corona - chance for our new, diverse, democratic Europe! 
Our new Europe - chance for an efficient global pandemic strategy!

 

#OurNewEurope  -  #EuropeMatters  -  #YouMatter

 

 

 

Viral Democratic Manifesto
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 new democratic, diverse Europe from Vladivostok to Reykjavik! 

  1. We Europeans and pro-democratic forces across Europe are launching on our-new-europe.eu a fundamental debate on the future of Europe, infecting with our irresistible democracy virus all Europe, including "Brussels", and request unambiguously, with Millions of voices*, our new democratic Europe! 
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  2. With our growing army of dedicated, empowered, sovereign and free citizens, we want to have the final say on all important European issues, by means of referenda, in order to:

    • Implement our new prospering, cooperating, sustainable and diverse Europe without delay;
    • Determine our country's role in our new Europe: freely associated or politically integrated;
    • Use Europe's crises (Corona, climate change, Brexit, refugees, Ukraine..) to strengthen our Europe, so that it will shine in the whole world, as our European peace project, for democracy, peace and freedom, human rights and human dignity!
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  3. Vote* now for your Europe and multiply your voice! Launch with at least 2* friends a viral* campaign overwhelming your country by storm- We citizens can do it! - Together! - Go ahead! - Vote here: 

*Exponential growth (unrestrained Corona): If you vote now with 2 friends and if these (and all following voters) do exactly the same each one within 1 day, 

there will be, after 10 days 1000 votes, after 20 days 1 million, and after 30 days 1 billion votes for our new Europe!