Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Don't mess with Schengen and freedom of movement

Schengen and the freedom of movement are under constant attacks from national leaders within the EU. We, the people of Europe won't accept any compromises with our rights and liberties.

Sign and share to save Schengen and our freedom of movement

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Multiple identities

Most Europeans have multiple identities. That's one of our biggest strengths along with diversity.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Our paradise or a sea of death

We can't be harsh enough in our criticism of the European Council's total lack of necessary action when it comes to the refugee disasters in the Mediterranean. The fact that thousands of people have died and thousands more will die, so close or even on European waters, if not appropriate measures are taken, is a common European problem and must be dealt with accordingly, with joint forces, in the short and in the long term.

The last council failed to find any sustainable measures to prevent further humanitarian disasters in the Mediterranean.

The councils comprise to triple the budget in a operation that is heavily under-funded, hardly creates a ripple in the Mediterranean and won't prevent more tragic and unnecessary deaths.

The short term solution requires a European funded and controlled operation. An operation in which member states make their combined resources from our navy's, coastguards and SAR units available to save lives and to stop human traffickers.

It's also miserable that the council failed to support any suggestions of legal ways for refugees to travel to Europe with a humanitarian visa. A solution that most likely would end the monopoly of human traffickers. 

In the long term, Europe must learn its lesson and realize that common problems and challenges are best met together. It requires common resources and joint administration in these areas. If short term political interests and national battering prevents long term solutions from the council, then we can't wait for systematic reforms on the Council's competences.
It's not only a matter of democracy and accountability, it's also a matter of the common good and pragmatism.

The world are watching us and they will judge us on how we handle this humanitarian crisis on our own border.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Demand complete transparency on the EUCO summit this Thursday

President Tusk have called for a summit this Thursday in the aftermath of the tragedies in the Mediterranean.

We must demand that EUCO summit is held with open doors. We have the right to know who says what and to hold our national leaders accountable for their actions or lack of the same.

I challenge all good Europeans to bombard social media accounts of EUCO leaders and demand transparency.

Monday, 20 April 2015

No more backroom deals!

No more backroom deals!

EUCO must open its doors. Europeans have the right to hold every single national leader accountable for their words and actions in the council.

Mediterranean solutions

I wonder if the Swedish model for SAR could be a part of the solution to deal with the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean.
A pan-European SAR organization or umbrella organization of existing organizations, based on voluntary work and private donations, it would be able to operate around the clock along the war-ravaged coastlines.


Monday, 13 April 2015

We are Europeans and we have been given a responsibility

We are Europeans and we have been given a moral responsibility to speak up for all those who are being silenced. Domestically and globally.

Monday, 6 April 2015

War on terror

Every compromise we make on democracy is a battle won by terrorists. 

ECI didn't boost citizens participation

The only true and serious way to increase citizens participation and EU level democracy is in fact a true EU level democracy. 
Government by the people for the people.

Who is against more democracy? Who is against more participation? 

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Is it time to say goodbye

If we don't see radical change in the UK after the May 7 elections, the rest of EU, seriously must consider to say good bye to the UK and ask them to rethink their commitment to the European future outside the union. 

Britain has become a destructive force In Europe when it comes to democratic development, liberties and European solidarity. Enough is enough! 

Monday, 30 March 2015

Get the message out

How do we get the message of federalism, democracy and diversity out to the people of Europe? 

My answer to that question is to go where we haven't gone before. 

Let's meet the sceptics and the nationalists on their grounds. Talk to them, write articles and stand up for the ideas of a better EUrope.  

Saturday, 28 March 2015

The UK election and Nigel Farage

The Britts goes to the polls on May 7. This is a election that may drastically affect Britain's future. The biggest question is whether the election will lead to a referendum regarding Britain's exit from the EU. A exit that most likely would mean a breakup of the UK.

But I'm going to focus on. probably the best known and most exposed politician in the UK, Nigel Farage. The founder and leader of UKIP, United Kingdom independens party.

UKIP is a party that was built around the requirement for Britain to leave the EU. With a populisic rhetoric and buffoon-like approach in debates by party leader Farage, the party has, as so many other European sister parties succeeded in the art to be seen and heard in the media, to a much greater extent than the party's electoral support claims. This applies throughout Europe. 
Few EU parliamentarians can historically be compared with how Farage has managed to captivate the media and use the media to get his policies and his person exposed to the voters. 

Before and during the 2014 election campaign to the European Parliament the party developed into a clear xenophobic party and the so-called EU migrants tops the list of the party's rhetorical vulnerable groups.

UKIP has a libertarian view on economic policy, which distinguishes them from many other nationalist parties in Europe. But that's where the party's libertarianism ends. UKIP is an ultra-nationalist party with dreams of the old empire. The party's Nationalism overshadows all sense of reality and pragmatism in their policy's. 

In an attempt to counter the UKIP, the conservative Tories, like so many other established parties in Europe embraced parts of the UKIP's populism and rhetoric. The result seems to be the same in Britain as it was in Denmark, UKIP becomes strengthened, just like the Danish People's Party was strengthened in Denmark.

The outcome of the 2015 election is more uncertain than it has ever been in the UK. Unholy coalitions can be enforced and the future of the kingdom and its place in Europe and in the world is highly uncertain.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Human Rights

If you believe in human rights, you must stand up for human rights for everyone, everywhere.

Human rights, just as democracy can't be partial or conditional. Because if it is there is no human rights and no democracy. 

Sunday, 22 March 2015

EU reforms

We can't start working on true EU reforms until we get past the pro-anti EU bullshit. 
Let's face the fact that we all are Europeans and that our future depends on each other. 

The world is changing and Europe must stand strong and united in this process. The values of democracy and human rights can't be taken for granted especially if we don't take united measures at the European level. 

If we don't act now it won't be long until we regret our lack of action.   

Sunday, 15 March 2015

United Europe

I'm convinced that only a united and a federal EUrope can be a souverign Europe in the globalised world. 

I'm convinced that only a united and a federal Europe with a constitutional foundation can guarantee democracy and human rights for all Europeans. 

I'm convinced that Europe must continue on its path towards democratic unification that started after world war 2.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Europe has come to far to let the ship go under

Europe has come to far in its democratic, social and economic development for us to let national interests steer the handling of the current crisis and Europe's future development. 

The Council has in recent years demonstrated its intolerable slowness and inability to handle, for Europe crucial issues. This includes everything from the financial crisis to foreign policy.  

It's time that the Council hand over their power to the elected parliament.
The Council should be replaced by directly elected national representatives and thus become a second chamber to Parliament. 

Europe belongs to all Europeans and we can't let Europe be a playground for national politicians. 

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Government by the people

Europe don't need British, German or Greek leadership, EU needs a government by the people for the people.