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 needed 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. Because of the persistent often drastic restrictions, the citizens more and more vemently asked 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, while the EU - without much success - tried to adopt a uniform approach.

 

From all this, supranational and global organizations, especially the EU, were far away and largely excluded - apart from long discussions about funding a EU multi-billion aid package for particularly affected countries!

 

2.  Future pandemics

 

Who shall be in charge of future pandemics in Europe? - 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: “Brussels” wants to decide in future pandemics and calls for more centralization of the health sector - incluiding, especially, a European health union and new taxes to finance multi-billion aid packages and transfer payments from the rich to poorer countries - all this as usual without the involvement of us citizens in referenda!
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  2. The European countries - bottom up: Each country must remain responsible in future pandemics in order to decide quickly and flexibly to take or relax effective measures, according to the locally and temporally rapidly changing needs. - In addition, we citizens shall decide in referenda a careful preparation of future pandemics and demand a better global coordination of pandemics, including an independent monitoring/alarm system at the UN / WHO level.

3.  ONE for all - all for ONE!

 

Our New Europe (ONE) wants to trigger a huge viral democratic, Corona-like pandemic across Europe for a new, diverse, democratic Europe of the citizens, with and for us citizens, a Europe in which EU supporters, opponents and critics can i.a. decide by means of referenda, on an optimal strategy needed to fight pandemics worldwide and in Europe:

  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 a new centralised European health Union.
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  2. As members of the European free trade area or of the European common market (with the free movement of goods, services and capital, but not of people), EU opponents and critics can confirm in referenda their own as well as their country's responsibity for all measures that are required to fight future pandemics - and campaign, at the same time, for a better global coordination of these activities by an efficient, independent UN/WHO agency, serving all countries in the world.

Corona is a chance for our new Europe!

Our new Europe - a chance for an efficient pandemic strategy on all levels!