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*Peace project - Community of values!

Our European Peace Project

1. For and with us citizens!

Democratically to a democratic Europe!

 

The EU has for years been shaken by crises (Euro, refugees, Brexit, Ukraine / Russia, Corona,...) and is increasingly and directly threatened by its opponents and EU critical political parties. The Union is seriously divided between countries in Northern and Southern, Eastern and Western Europe. Badly needed reforms fail time and again because of internal quarrels and the lacking willingness to compromise in "Brussels".

 

The EU has only one answer to all these problems: it asks for ever more power to take on a leading role in the world, as soon as possible, as the United States of Europe (USE). In this context, direct democracy and referenda are useless for "Brussels", since they not only would block its integration process, claimed to be "without any alternative", but also would "overwhelm" us citizens anyway.

 

So if we really want a new, democratic, diverse Europe, in which we responsible citizens have the last word by means of referenda, we urgently need a politically convincing bottom-up strategy - an impressive, peaceful demonstration of our tremendous direct-democratic power that will sweep away the fiercest resistance from politicians in Brussels and across Europe - in three steps:

  1. First, we are now launching a huge public debate on the future of Europe, in which all citizens are called upon to vote for their new Europe here and now and to mobilize at the same time at least 2 friends, so that within a few weeks millions of Europeans will join the exponentially intensifying viral cry for more democracy and the right to vote!
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  2. Brussels and politicians throughout Europe are forced to act in order to prevent the EU's total collapse by by resolutely launching without delay the creation of a flexible and prosperous Europe for and with us, citizens!
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  3. The ever growing army of many millions of committed citizens and convinced Europeans across Europe, which can easily be mobilzed online any time at short notice, will ensure by means of constantly threatening internet-based pan-European referenda, that our new Europe will - as European peace project and community of values - become a reality, democratically, within a few years, and then continue to prosper and develop for the benefit of all European countries and peoples (EU*)!

 


Objective

Our new Europe - for us citizens!

 

1.   A diverse, democratic Europe, open to the world, in which we citizens determine, in referenda, the European issues we want to resolve, also in referenda (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, peacefully, efficiently and  to the benefit of all, according to the will of us, citizens.

 

3.   A Europe that takes us seriously als its sovereign and as responsible, self-confident, empowered citizens and convinced, emancipated and critical Europeans - who have the final say in Europe - in referenda! 

 

 

 


Path 

Democratic
 - with us citizens! 

 

2020

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2021

I. Corona's chance: Our new Europe online

  1. Citizens' viral revolt: Millionens asking for a diverse, democratic, new Europe!
  2. Change of power/paradigm: Brussels and politicians use crises as chances for a new Europe - for and with us citizens! 
 

2022

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2030

 

II. Democratic implementation on-/offline

  1. Referendum "My country in Europe":
    • Core/common market/free trade?
    • Elaboration of new Constitution?
  2. New European Constitution:
    • Direct election of Const. Council 
    • Ratification in national referenda
  3. First European elections: 
    Parliament and Government

 

 


2. Never waste a good crisis!

2.1  Pandemics

The Corona crisis is a huge opportunity for Europe and for us citizens:

  1. We can achieve a breakthrough to a new, democratic, diverse, sustainable Europe by means of a huge, peaceful, viral citizens' revoluion online which you too will trigger across Europe!
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  2. In the existential Corona emergency, characterized by very different national, regional and local requirements andconditions and effects, rapid action especially at the national level was the order of the day, while global and supranational organizations and the EU had to stay in the background - and governments all over Europe are calling ever more also on their empowered citizens' personal responsibility!
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  3. In view of the coming future pandemics, it is therefore imperative to prepare without delay, at the national and local level, effective, quickly deployable and adaptable measures, to be  coordinated internationally, to protect the population and the economy (border closures, curfews, emergency laws, financial aid). In addition, a well-functioning worldwide, independent monitoring and alarm system is needed at the UN/WHO!
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  4. Countries that want to relinquish their responsibilities and competencies for the preparation and coordination of future pandemics (including multi-billion community aid packages) - to a politically integrated (core) Europe, can do so in the context of our new, diverse Europe!

2.2  Climate crisis

 The climate crisis, too, can only be solved on a global level! The apocalyptic radical measures, demanded by Greta Thunberg and the Climate Youth, are realistically not feasible on a sustainable basis - except in a dictatorship! And the gigantic annual global UN climate conferences have not achieved a lot - except well-soundig promises! 

 

Yet, the climate crisis also can be used as a chance, provided we responsible, emancipated citizens throughout the world (starting in the industrialized countries) get involved actively and at all levels in an effective and efficient, decentralized and subsidiary global climate program:

  1. As consumers, by voluntarily and substantially reducing our personal CO2 emissions, adopting a more ecologic lifestyle;
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  2. As citizens, by demanding and deciding the most appropriate and most effective climate-related measures in our community, our region, our country as well as in Europe, if possible with referenda;
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  3. As residents of this one world, by supporting a global UN/WHO climate monitoring, with a CO2 emission trading system of willing countries, including a voluntary international “climate cent” on fossil fuels (e.g. 0.1 cent per litre) to finance the globally most effective climate protection measures, in particular in the poorest areas of the world.


2.3  Brexit

The citizens throughout Europe, incl. the British, can vote, in our 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 simply in a vast European free trade zone.

 

EU opponents and Brexiteers, who want their country to take part in the prosperous economic European cooperation, will also vote for our new Europe.

 

 

2.4  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, respecting both the needs of the refugees and the very different potentials and wishes of the participating countries.

 

EU proponents, opponents and critica can support such a flexible Union for Refugees.

  


2.5  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 and critics can support this comprehensive, flexible economic cooperation in Europe.

 

2.6  Ukraine, Russia, foreign policy

A common European Foreign, Security and Defence Policy of willing countries shall strengthen Europe's position on a global level. All European countries shall contribute according to their citizens' decisions.

 

The conflict in the Ukraine shall be settled, with the help of Russia and Europe, and possibly the USA. 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 peace and prosperity to the whole region.

 

Europe, Russia and the USA, too, should accept these referenda and, if necessary, guarantee them.

 

 


3. A democratic Constitution

Citizens' rights and duties, diversity, subsidiarity!

 

Our new, diverse, democratic Europe has to be created democratically, bottom-up - with us 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 will 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); a vast free-trade union; 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 will be:

  • More diverse: The CES includes many more cultures and languages than Switzerland, and the Swiss cantons are today significanty 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 the countries in the politically integrated core Europe).

 

In comparison with today's 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 plebiscites, in particular 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, sustainable and subsidiary, 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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4. Referenda

A new Europe - bottom-up!

 

Referenda are the royal route to the absolutely necessary mutual trust between Europe and us citizens - because:

 

Nothing strengthens the interest of us citizens in Europe, our commitment to Europe, our sense of belonging together and our democratic responsibility, as well as our certainty to be taken seriously by Europe, like regular constitutionally determined referenda, in which we citizens can decide (after open, fair, instructive, often fierce yet always respectful campaigns) all essential European issues!

 

On the other hand, nothing frustrates us more than politicians who ignore, disregard, reject, launch or misuse referenda for their own purposes and careers, or even repeat them, until the results suit them!

 

Every attempt by "Brussels" and politicians all over Europe, therefore, to impose or extort their increasingly powerful, ever more centralized Europe top-down, without us citizens, e.g. with a non-democratic constitution (2005) or with a multi-billion solidarity fund (2020) was and still is doomed to fail!

 

Neither will there be a new democratic, diverse, prospering and sustainable Europe, nor a European peace project, nor a community of common European values, without mutual trust between us citizens and Europe, without politicians who take us seriously as their souvereigns - and, above all, without many millions of us, empowered citizens and convinced Europeans, ready to assume our crucial responsibility for Europe, and firmly determined never to give up!

 

 

 


5. We can do it - together!

Democracy, peace, freedom, human rights!

 

Millions participating!

  1. EU advocates who want to avoid its collapse, to strengthen Europe on a sustainable basis in all areas and to ensure their country's participation in a politically integrated core Europe;
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  2. EU opponents, who want their country to benefit from the diverse and prosperous European cooperation, in particular in the large European free trade area or in the common market;
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  3. Citizens frustrated by Brussels, who for the first time feel to be taken seriously by Europe, and therefore begin to trust Europe and to stand up for  their new, democratic, diverse Europe!
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  4. All the citizens who want to have the final say on all important Eurpean issues by means of referenda and who want to vote more than once every five years only (in the "European elections")!

 

Fighting with Damocles' sword!

 

This army of many millions of empowered, critical, responsible citizens and convinced Europeans across Europe ensures the rapid and democratic implementation of our new Europe, by means of permanently threatening referenda:

  1. A flexible and prospering Europe that uses its crises as a chance for a successful, vital and diverse cooperation that brings wealth and benefits to all European countries and residents! 
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  2. A subsidiary, decentralized, diverse Europe with and for us citizens, in which we ourselves detect our European identity and values in the immense wealth of our history, cultures, languages and traditions!
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  3. A strong, stable and sustainable Europe, resistant to crises, that shines as the European peace project in the whole world - for democracy, peace, freedom, human rights and dignity!

 

1. Brussels
As usual: Top-down!

Picture: Without referenda! -Without the citizens?  Foto: mobil.mz-web.de
Without referenda! -Without the citizens?

  

2. Brexit
National independence!

Picture: In/out-referendum decided top-down?
In/out-referendum decided top-down?

  

3. Citizens

Referenda: Bottom-up!

Picture: Are you ready to fight?
Are you ready to fight?