Saturday, 1 June 2013

Federalize and democratize for pragmatic integration

There are many pragmatic reasons to federalize and democratize  Europe. There are also many areas where it would be necessary to democratize if deeper integration should be thinkable at all.

As a euro federalist I strongly believe that integration must have a pragmatic and a democratic purpose and order. The integration area should be strengthened and citizens must gain a greater influence over policy by integrating the specific area.

Some examples of areas meeting these requirements is foreign policy, defence policy and migration policy.
(I will get back to why these areas would be pragmatic to integrate in a coming post.)

They are also examples of areas where integration would be impossible or unacceptable without a democratic European Government and a democratic Constitution.