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

European Peace Project

1. Europe of the Citizens

 The scenario EU* can be implemented as the European peace project by the citizens, with and for the citizens. They can initiate it on "Our New Europe" and then implement it in a Europe-wide referenda.

 The citizens will have the last word on all important European issues. The crises (Brexit, Euro, refugees, Ukraine) are used as opportunities. A new Constitution will be elaborated and implemented democratically.


2.  Crises are Opportunities!

2.1 Brexit

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

 

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

 

 

2.3 Euro

An 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 – stabilizes, legitimizes and legally supports the Euro.

 

Countries that do not want to join the Unon, can participate at the European Common Market or the European Free Trade Zone. Economic cooperation and free trade bring prosperity, stability and sustainability to the continent.

2.2 Refugees

A Refugee Union consists of the willing European countries. It is reinforced by voluntary agreements with other European countries and with countries of origin and of transit.

 

The Union leads to an effective, democratic common European refugee policy, which respects the needs and the potentials both of all European countries and of the refugees.

 

2.4 Ukraine

A common Foreign, Security and Defence Policy at variable geometry will impart Europe's importance on a global level.

 

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


3. Constitution for a European Confederation

A new, diverse, democratic Europe can only come into being democratically - with the citizens and has to be based on a new Constitution. This Constitution has to 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 is the basis for direct democracy and the flexible and subsidiary structures of the European Confederation as well as for the Economic, Fiscal and Monetary Union, the Refugee Union and the common Foreign, Security and Defence Policy.

 

Preamble

 

"For a democratic and diverse, strong and peaceful, free and fair Europe, open to all European countries, the Citizens of the participating States adopt the following Constitution of a European Confederation (EC):"

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4. Dedicated Citizens - Peace and Prosperity!

 

Indifferent, resigned, and frustrated citizens, feeling to be ignored by the European authorities, are the end of the common Europe!

 

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

 

Where are they? Experience shows:

  • Nothing can arouse the citizens’ interest for Europe better than a referendum throughout Europe on the future of Europe.
        
  • Nothing can strengthen the sense of solidarity among all Europeans more effectively than institutionalized referenda on all key European issues.
  • Nothing will strengthen the assurance of the citizens to be taken seriously by Brussels as responsible Europeans more than the possibility to give their opinion at periodic all-European referenda.

  • Nothing can promote the citizens’ enthusiasm and commitment to their Europe as regular, open, fair referendum campaigns on Europe!  

 

A Europe of the Europeans, with and for the Europeans

 

A diverse, democratic Europe of the citizens, with and for the citizens is the best guarantee for the many different countries, peoples and cultures of Europe to cooperate and live in peace, freedom and prosperity.

 

On a global level, the European peace project can play an important political, economic and peace-keeping role.