May 18, 2013
Thursday last I participated in a meeting held at the Romanian Senate, organised by the Romanian Association of European Federalists (AFER) on the European Citizenship, the European Year of citizens and the European citizens initiative. It was part informative for those who were not up to speed, part hallucinating through some of the opinions expressed.
My first intent was to start a thread on the way the procedure involved in submitting a citizens initiative (7 people from 7 different EU member states) is important to the federalist movement. In order to have 7 people come together and submit a proposal, that means 7 people with different social and economic backgrounds living in 7 different countries under different circumstances, some specifics would have to be met – the proposal must adress an issue present within all 7 states or the issue adressed in the proposal must have universal value or the 7 people would have […]