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Presidential veto

The EU President (created in the Lisbon treaty) should be given a veto over decisions reached by qualified majority voting (QMV). The way in which QMV functions presently is deeply undemocratic. States with nothing but an academic interest in an issue can pass legislation which may be very damaging to a key industry within another… » read more

500 million Europeans are taken in hostage by 862,415 Irish (less than 0.2% of the European population) – in the name of democracy. According to the elitist representative democrats this is the direct democrat’s fault, i.e. the “uneducated and unteachable people”. This disrespect makes the current EU-catastrophe even worse. Because: in a democracy the tool… » read more

Upon reading Robert Kagan’s commentary in the International Herald Tribune today (”Sliding toward irrelevance“), it’s tempting to quote the old adage that the people in democracies get the governments that they deserve. Mr. Kagan, author of the well-argued book “Of Paradise and Power” in 2003, argues that petty nationalism and navel-gazing are undermining Europe’s chance… » read more

Hello everyone, my name is Chiara,i’m 18 and i’m italian. i would suggest to all the webmasters of the european portals to send e-mails with informations about the European Parliament,about the international camps,about the information which is SO POOR!! I discovered this site casually,and i think it’s soo bad.You should send an e-mail in every… » read more

The Irish referendum on the Lisbon Treaty is a tragedy, yes, but a
tragedy in the sense of ancient Greek theater, in which both sides are
right and both wrong.
The Irish “no” camp claims it wants a better deal, more democratic,
with a directly elected foreign minister and president of the European
Council (EU summits). They’re right, the people […]

European Union is build and continues to progress based on shared values and interests of all member states toward a common vision. No doubt it is a success story of its own. It is very important that countries with different cultures and interests stick together and discuss their common future. Member countries use the diversity… » read more

comme projets européens, je pense que l’on pourrait proposer un timbre européen et une carte d’identité européenne! This post was submitted by Yannick PICHARD. Original post by Yannick PICHARD

There should be a citizens’ right to be informed in the first place as the key to accessing other European rights. A major task for the new European Parliament and European Commission should be to reduce the gap between the theory and practice of European citizenship and examine ways in which non-judicial and judicial remedies… » read more

Citizenship to the union should be extended to the long term legally resident third country nationals who should be offered the opportunity to obtain the nationality of the Member State in which they are resident. This post was submitted by Tony Venables, European Citizen Action Service (ECAS). Original post by Tony Venables, European Citizen Action… » read more

There should be at least a Vice-President of the European Commission and of the European Parliament with a mandate to listen to citizens and be their advocate within the Institutions, whilst giving political support to the different services and procedures designed with citizens in mind. This post was submitted by Tony Venables, European Citizen Action… » read more

Unity and Democracy

Whereas markets still are global and the politics are national, the politics will go on being that “dummy” for the economic interests of the lobbies. The utopian politics considering citizens as owners of their own lives, hasn’t achieve its goal yet. That is the main reason for the citizens to move further away from politics.… » read more

Democracy, stability and prosperity of the whole European continent is a priority goal of the EU. The open door policy of the EU has always been and still is the major motivation for reforms in all neighbouring countries. This should be continued, especially towards Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova and the Balkan countries. It might take long,… » read more

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