Image: The European Peace Project becomes reality! (Foto: zeitimblick)
The European Peace Project becomes reality! (Foto: zeitimblick)

European Peace Project

1. On a democratic path to the European peace project!

The scenario EU* shows the way to the European peace project.

 

The citizens all over Europe are launching it now with a "revolt" on the Internet on "Our New Europe". They will then implemented it in real all European referenda.

The citizens will have the last word on all important European issues.

 

The existing crises (Brexit, Euro, refugees, Ukraine) shall be used as opportunities. A new Constitution shall be elaborated and implemented democratically.


2. Crises are Opportunities for our new Europe!

2.1 Brexit

The exit of other countries from the EU shall be avoided  by open-minded Brexit negotiations, conducted in a constructive spirit.

 

The Brexit shall contribute to a prosperous, democratic and diverse new Europe, where all countries, including the United Kingdom, can occupy the place determined by its citizens, e.g. also  in the Common Market or the European Free Trade Zone.

 

 

2.2 Refugees

A European Refugee Union consisting of like-minded European countries shall be reinforced by voluntary agreements with other European countries and with countries of origin and of transit of the refugees.

 

The Union will be the basis for an effective, democratic common European refugee policy, which respects the needs and the potentials both of all European countries and of the refugees.

 


2.3 Euro

A close Economic, Fiscal and Monetary Union, led by an economic government - including transfer payments and revenue sharing as well as criteria for membership, accession and withdrawal – shall stabilize, legitimize and legally support the Euro.

 

Countries that do not want to join the Union, shall have the possibility to participate at the European Common Market or a European Free Trade Zone. Economic cooperation and free trade will bring prosperity, stability and sustainability to the continent.

 

2.4 Ukraine, Russia, Syria

A common Foreign, Security and Defence Policy at variable geometry shall allow Europe to play its urgently needed important role on a global level.

 

The conflict in the Ukraine shall be settled with the help of Russia and the US. The Ukrainian people shall be given the opportunity to vote on their country's future in a referendum, for instance for a neutral, federal (decentralized) Ukraine, servig as a bridge between East and West, in a large European free trade zone from Reykjavik to Valdivostok.


3. Constitution for the Citizens' Europe!

 

A new, diverse, democratic Europe can only come into being 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 of all participating countries, who then shall ratify and put it into force in a referendum.

 

The Constitution will be the basis for direct democracy in a flexible and subsidiary Community of European States (CES) with variable geometry, including a politically integrated  Economic, Fiscal and Monetary Union, an effective, efficient and humanitarian European Refugee Union and a common European Foreign, Security and Defence Policy.

 

Preamble

 

“We the citizens adopt the following Constitution of a democratic and diverse, strong and peace-making, free, fair and prosperous Community of European States (CES), open to all European countries:” 

 

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4. Democracy: Permanent learning by doing in referenda!

 

Indifferent, resigned, and frustrated citizens, feeling to be ignored by the European authorities, signal the end of a common Europe and of the European Peace Project!

 

A succesful, prospering common Europe - and thus the European Peace Project - depends on millions of responsible, interested, dedicated and enthusiastic Europeans. 

 

How motivate them? Positive and negative experiences in Europe (EU and Switzerland) show:

  • Nothing can arouse the citizens’ interest in Europe better than a binding referendum in all European countries on the future of Europe.
        
  • Nothing can strengthen the sense of solidarity among all Europeans and the citizens' democratic competences more effectively than constitutionally defined referenda on all key European issues.

  • Nothing can promote the citizens’ enthusiasm and commitment for Europe better, than regular, open, fair referendum campaigns on Europe! 

 

  • Nothing will strengthen the citizens' feeling to be taken seriously by Brussels as responsible Europeans more, than the possibility to decide themselves on all essential all-European issues.
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  • Nothing frustrates Europeans more than politicians, who ignore, violate, rejecte or simply misuse referenda for their own purposes. 

 

A diverse, democratic Europe of the citizens, with and for the citizens is the best guarantee:

  • for the multitude of European countries, peoples and cultures to live together and to cooperate in peace, freedom and prosperity;

  • for a Europe playing an exemplary political, economic and peace-keeping role on a global level;

  • for the citizens to implement the European peace project democratically.Democracy is learning by

Learn democracy by doing it:
Vote for your Europe!