The EU has been and still is shaken by several crises (Euro, refugees, Brexit, Ukraine / Russia,...); threatened by the growing number of opponents and anti-EU-parties, split between North and South, East and West, and blocked by its rigidity and internal quarrels.
To overcome these crises, Brussels has no other recipe than the ever stronger concentration of power (ending, if possible in the United States of Europe (USE)); but without any consultation of the citizens in referenda, since the EU does not want to trust them!
The implementation of a new Europe and of the European peace project therefore requires:
I. Citizens' revolt on www.our-new-europe.eu
II. Demokratic implementation in all member
The citizens throughout Europe, incl. the British, can vote, in the new Europe, in a first pan-European Referendum on their country's role in Europe, i.e. in the politically integrated core Europe, in the European common market, or in a vast European free trade zone.
EU opponents, too, who want their country to take part in the prosperous economic European cooperation, will vote for this new Europe.
A European Union for Refugees consisting of like-minded European countries, reinforced by voluntary agreements with other European countries and with countries of origin and of transit of the refugees, will be the basis for an effective, democratic common European refugee policy, which shall respect the needs and the potentials both of participating countries and of the refugees.
Both EU proponents and opponents can support this flexible Union for Refugees.
A close Economic, Fiscal and Monetary Union (EEU), with its own budget, transfer payments from rich to poor countries within the core Europe, and revenue sharing, shall stabilize, legitimize and provide the necessary legal support to the Euro.
Countries that do not want to join this Union, shall have the possibility to participate at a European free trade zone or at the European common market / economic area (EEA), including the free movement of goods, services and captital, but without the free movement of people and without the Euro). Economic cooperation and free trade will bring prosperity and stability throughout the continent.
Both EU advocates and EU opponents can support this comprehensive, flexible economic cooperation in Europe.
A common European Foreign, Security and Defence Policy of willing countries shall strengthen Europe's role on a global level. All European countries can contribute according to their citizens' decision.
The conflict in the Ukraine shall be settled, with the help of Russia and Europe. The Crimeans shall be given the opportunity to vote in an internationally controlled referendum on their belonging to Russia or to the Ukraine. The Ukrainians shall vote on their country's future, for instance as a neutral, federal (decentralized) state in a large European free trade zone from Reykjavik to Vladivostok, serving as a bridge between Estern and Western Europe that will bring peace and prosperity to the whole region.
Europe, Russia and the USA, too, should accept the results of these referenda and, if necessary, guarantee them.
A new, diverse, democratic Europe has to be created democratically - with the citizens. It has to be based on a new Constitution. This Constitution will be deliberated and adopted by a Constitutional Council, elected by the citizens in all participating countries, who shall then ratify it and put it into force in a referendum.
The new Constitution defines direct democracy in a flexible and subsidiary Community of free, sovereign European States (CES) with variable geometry, including a politically integrated European economic, fiscal and monetary union (EEU), a European common market / new economic area (EEA), an effective, efficient and humanitarian European refugee union and a common European foreign, security and defence policy of the willing countries.
Decisive for this democratic, diverse Europe are constitutionally defined rights and duties of the citizens and the principles of subsidiarity and federalism (according to the German definition for a decentralized country, a confederation). In this regard, the draft at hand relies especially on the Swiss Constitution.
Compared to to-day’s Switzerland, the CES however is:
In comparison with the EU, the CES is:
Constitution for a new Europe - Preamble
“To create a democratic and diverse, strong and peaceful, prospering and susidiary, free and fair Europe, open to all European countries, the citizens of the participating States adopt the following Constitution of a Community of European States (CES):”
To win its citizens' trust, Europe must first trust its citizens and give them their dignity by means of referenda - since:
Nothing strengthens the citizens' interest in Europe, their sense of belonging together and their democratic responsibility, their feeling to be taken seriously by "Brussels" politicians, and their commitment to Europe as much as regular, constitutionally determined referenda, in which all citizens can decide (after open and instructive campaigns) all essential European issues!
On the other hand, nothing frustrates citizens more than politicians who ignore, disregard, reject, launch or misuse referenda for their own purposes and careers, or repeat them, until the results suit them!
There will be no new democratic, diverse Europe and no European peace project, without millions of empowered citizens and convinced Europeans - and without European politicians who recognize and respect their citizens as their masters!
I. Start now
Online citizens' revolt on Our New Europe:
The clear majority of participants vote for a diverse, democratic new Europe of the citizens, with and for us citizens, in particular:
Pan-European referenda / e-voting:
We citizens decide on all essential pan-European issues, e.g. on our country's place in Europe, the European Constitution and crisis management, i.e.: