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THE EUROPEAN NATIONAL MANIFESTO
or: what do we want?
#1 | A EUROPEAN (CON)FEDERATION:
A voluntary association of inter-dependent European states, with an elected European president, clear separation of powers, small government, checks and balances, a hugely simplified and streamlined cooperative structure, and more. Including: a European elected president, a European confederal government (instead of the Commission), a European parliament with legislative powers, a European Senate (instead of the Council) and clear separation of powers between the national and European levels.
Because let's face it: the European Union does not work. We can see this in the way that the E.U. has failed to deal with every crisis it has been confronted with over the past two decades. Clearly, this is a problem that needs to be solved, fast! This is why Europeans need to choose what we want for the future of Europe, once and for all.
The solution: A confederal "superpower Europe" that is strong and united and able to deter all foreign threats, yet retains the individual nations in a confederal framework that is based on direct democracy and clear separation of powers and responsibilities, which allows for maximum local democracy and decision making. This is a voluntary association of interdependant European states. This confederation would encompass both Europe's common economic framework as well as a European collective defence treaty - a "European Nato" that would allow Europeans to defend their own home, the European continent, without having to rely on further American military "protection".
This is the best solution we have to get Europe out of the current quickmire of EU stagnation and corruption. By choosing for the European Confederation, we will guarantee Europe's political, military and economic independence. That is our choice, and we need to make it, now!
Features of the European Confederation are:
HOW TO PRACTICALLY GET THERE: A EUROPEAN CONFEDERAL TREATY
We work towards a democratic European Confederation, and the only proper way to get there would be to take the same approach that many other countries have taken - the ones that started out as a bunch of self-governing colonies but ended up as fully worked-out federal states, such as the U.S., Australia and Canada, but also non-English-speaking countries such as Mexico, Brazil and the U.A.E.. In a purely European context, this would mean that we need to write a new European confederal treaty to supercede and replace the Maastricht treaty, which will describe how the new European Confederation will be organized; then get it through the EP and present it to the rest of the E.U., with an open-ended invitations to the various member-states to organize a plebiscite about it and if the local population votes in favour: Join the new United Europe. Then, once enough European countries have voted to join, the European Union is reborn as a new Confederal nation and a new force for good on the world's stage.
It is, however, of vital importance that local people get a chance to vote on this.
We prefere a united, strong Europe. However, formally giving up a country's sovereignty is too important and symbolic to allow just the national parliaments to decide! Which is why this is a decision that Europeans themselves need to make. In the end, it is all about democratic legitimacy, as without democracy, a United Europe cannot have any legitimacy. This is why we fight for a continent-wide European referendum, to let Europe decide!
The original proposal for a European Confederation,
by E. Schrama.
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