Image: Our New Europe - beacon for peace, liberty, democracy and human dignity*
*Including the citizens' liberty!

Fulfill the Peace Project!

1. A democratic viral process!

Peaceful online revolution with millions of empowered citizens!

 

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:

  1. A viral, peaceful revolution of the citizens throughout Europe on the Internet that will compel political parties, national governments and parliaments and finally the EU to follow and to trust their citizens!
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  2. The bottom-up creation of a sustainable, prosperous, diverse and democratic new Europe from Vladivostok to Reykjavik, within no more than a decade, in particular thanks to the use of e-voting and pan-European referenda!
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  3. Many millions of dedicated and responsible citizens and convinced Europeans, who courageously and persistently support this new Europe - with the ballot sheet!

 

Objective
Our new Europe - for us citizens!

 

 

1.   A diverse, democratic Europe, open to the world, in which we citizens determine, if we want to decide in referenda on crucial European issues (our country's role in Europe, the Europen Constitution, euro, immmigration,...)

 

2.   A prosperous, strong, subsidiary Europe from Vladivostok to Reykjavik, in which all countries cooperate efficiently and peacefully, according to th will of us, citizens.

 

3.   Ein A Europe that takes us seriously als respronsible, self-confident, empowered citizens and convinced, emancipated and judicous Europeans: Because we have the final say - in referenda!

 


   

 

 

 

Path 
Democratic - with us citizens!   

2020

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2021

I. Citizens' revolt on www.our-new-europe.eu 

  1. Millions of citizens ask for a new democratic Europe! 
  2. EU-critical parties, national governments/parliaments, EU Council/Parliament want a new democratic Europe! 
  3. EU invites all European countries to participate!

2022

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2030

 

 

II. Demokratic implementation in all member countries 

  1. Referendum: Our country's role in Europe
    • Core Europe / common market / free trade zone
    • Elaboration of the new European Constitution
  2. A new European Constitution:
    • Direct electionn of the Constitutional Assembly 
    • Ratification by referendum
  3. Election of European parliament and government

 

 


2. Crises are opportunities!

2.1 Brexit

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.

 

2.2 Refugees

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.

 


2.3 Euro, economic policy

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.

 

2.4 Ukraine, Russia, foreign policy

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.

 

 


3. A democratic Constitution

Citizens' rights and duties, diversity, subsidiarity - by referenda!

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:

  • More diverse: The CES includes many more cultures and languages than Switzerland, and the Swiss cantons are less autonomous than the countries of the (new) EEA / common market and of the free trade zone.
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  • Less directly democratic: Member countries of the CES keep their very different political structures and institutions, in particular parliamentary democracy (even in the politically integrated core Europe).

In comparison with the EU, the CES is:

  • Larger: All countries between Vladivostok and Reykjavik are invited to participate in the new Europe according to their citizens’ decision;
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  • More democratic: At the CES level, there are regular, constitutionally defined referenda, the constitutional initiative and the legislative referendum, as well as democratic elections of the CES parliament, government and court of justice;
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  • More diverse, less centralized: Apart from the integrated core Europe, member countries keep their political, economic, social and cultural independence. They can nonetheless participate - by means of bilateral agreements – at common projects, programs and tasks (e.g. in the fields of refugees, research, education, transport and communication);
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  • More subsidiary: No task shall be transferred to the CES, that member countries can themselves deal with as well or even better than the CES. The citizens decide, which competences they want to delegate. 

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):”  

 

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Constitution CES.pdf
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4. Trust independent citizens!

Referenda - the crucial test for democracy!

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!

 

 


5. Beacon in the world

European identity and community of values!

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:

  • EU advocates who want to overcome definitely the EU crises, permanently strengthen Europe and secure their country's participation in the politically integrated core Europe;xxx

  • The EU opponents, who demand that their country also can benefit from the prosperous cooperation, in particular in the European Free Trade Area or in the common market;xxx

  • The huge numer of citizens frustrated by Brussels, who for the first time feel to be taken seriously by Europe, and therefore begin to trust Europe and to commit themselves to the new, democratic, diverse Europe!
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  • All citizens who want to have the last word in Europe and vote more than once every 5 years only at the "European elections"!

 

 

II. Implementation
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.:

  • Frustrated citizens turn into responsible, committed, responsible and convinced Europeans!
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  • In the diverse, democratic new Europe, the dangerous divisions between North/South and East/West within the EU will be overcome by means of referenda; a European identity and community of values  for peace, freedom, democracy, citizens' and human dignity will appear.
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  • We citizens shall create democratically, by referenda, the new, diverse, democratic, crisis-resistant, strong Europe of the citizens, with and for us citizens from Vladivostok to Reykjavik. This Europe will bring prosperity and stability, peace and freedom throughout Europe and shine as a beacon in the whole world!

 

 

1. Brussels - top-down!
Business as usual!

Picture: "We shal do it!" - without referenda;   Foto: mobil.mz-web.de
"Democratic" change of leadership!?

 

 

2. Brexit - Referendum in-out
National independence?!

Picture: Brexit - Can they do it?
Chaos or vassal state?

 

 

3. Our new Europe

for and with the citizens!

Picture: We citizens can do it - with the ballotl!
We citizens can do it!