Thursday, 27 March 2014

Open letter to NGOs, activists and concerned citizens

Dear friends!

May 9 is closing in and this year Europe day is a "förfest" to the EP elections on May 22-25.

I would like to propose that we all come together in flach mobs on Europe day in as many European city's as possible to

1. Get people to vote
2. campaign for more Europe
3. for more democracy
4. for more solidarity
5. and for more tolerance

Under a common slogan we show our bottom-up approach, our strength, our determination, our diversity and our common identity.

The only coordination needed is the slogan and someone who can document the number of city's that take part in this action.
Local organizers can be a NGO or any citizen.

If you are interested to organize one or two flachmobs or just to be apart of this action for the people of Europe, please comment below or send a email to madarmell@outlook.com

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

USE

The time has come but can we think of a better name :-)

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Should the UK rethink their commitment to Europe outside the union?

UK needs to rethink their commitment to Europe. Could the best way to do that be to leave the union all together, debate, rethink and maybe make a new commitment!?

Sunday, 23 March 2014

We are Europe

We can't option ​​out of Europe without deselecting large parts of ourselves. Europe are in many ways just as integrated as most of its member states are, in terms of culture, trade, economy, science and higher education.

Something we rarely think about when we are talking about European integration is that its not comprehensive or complete in any political, cultural or geographicall area.
European integration "in deversity" is best illustrated as a quilt or as number of rings that are more or less integrated in each other.

European integration is much older then our union and much older than our nation states.
The democratic integration, however, is a creation during the postwar period with the aim to pick up where nationalism and the nation state failed, to bring Europe stability and a peaceful development.

The aim of European integration has never been to create a homogeneous Europe where regional and local cultural differences are blurred or weakened, but to strengthen diversity through democratic collaboration. It has influences of cultural federalism, which is in direct contrast to the goal with the nation-state, a culturally homogeneous society witch is organizational characterized by central government, replacing local and regional self-governance.

Nation states set limits and build walls for culture, commerce and people in Europe. Nationalism created more organized unrest and division in Europe than there ever was before. Sadley the nation-state quest lives on in Europe and even within our Union, where we see how nationalism acts against bringing down walls and barriers for culture, commerce and people.

What if the borders and walls are built again? We can only learn from the past, walls do not create stability and peace!

Thursday, 20 March 2014

The most important election this century

This May it is time for Europeans to go to the polls in an election that in many respects is special and maybe even critical to Europe's democratic future.
For the first time , the voters have the opportunity to directly influence who will become the European Commission's next president. This is done by the major party groups in the EP in advance nominated its candidate for the presidency, which roughly means that the post-election largest party group's candidate becomes the next Commission president.


It is a commendable initiative to strengthen European level democracy by the EU party groups and to give the Commission greater legitimacy among the European citizens without any major reforms that would require new treaties between the national governments.


There is allot more to be desired when it comes to democratic reform of the EU but it is above or "below" the powers of the Parliament. It is in the hands of our national governments and parliaments. 

Unfortunately, the resistance at national level about giving more power to the voters over European politics are great.

Parliament elections in May, however have a great potential to bring democracy much needed focus and put it on the agenda for future national elections in Europe.



Sunday, 16 March 2014

Support One Europe

Integration, intergouvermentalism and democracy

European Integration have outgrown intergouvermentalism.
The crisis have made this very clear to all Europeans.
The national battering and the inefficiency of EUCO to present credible solutions have proven just that. Integration have outgrown the intergovernmental system!

The Euro, the financial markets and freedom of movement needs along with the people a accountable  democratic European governance.
The hard part of European integration have already been done, and with great success.
No it's time to get European systematics and democracy to catch up.

How do we make this happen?
It's simple, get involved!

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Short-term priorities for reform in Europe

Ten short-term priorities to create and implement the necessary reforms and changes in Europe. (In no particular order)

1. Electing federalists into EP and NP in coming elections.

2. Electing more women and youth into parliaments and governments.

3, Mobilise the European voters to increase turnout and legitimacy.

4. Nurture debates in schools, workplaces, streets and on squares.

5, Strengthen Pan-European party organisations.

6. A joint election authority for the European elections.

7. Pan-European TV
debates between the presidential candidates.

8. Introduction of Pan-European political reporting. (Public Service)

9. Facilitate the ability of  voters to vote in the EU state they are resident in. including NP elections!

10, Require a political and national independent committee to review European democracy and systematics.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

With the lack of response from the Queen

With the lack of response from the Queen, I feel compelled to complete my open letter in the hope of reconciliation on any terms.

We accept that the Queen gives the continent status as a British crown colony.

All power on the continent comes from the Queen and the British House of Lords.

Any tax from the continent which today goes to welfare shall be submitted to the Queen.

All unskilled immigration can systematically be transferred to the colony.

Additionally we leave Swedish and Finnish Lapland to the crown for free access to reindeers. I would also advise the Queen on the excellent suitability of using both Laplands as a penal colony. I can vouch for that the Samis can deal with the lasso and is therefore very suitable as a jailer.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Open letter to her Majesty the Queen

If we all sing God save the Queen would you still puch us away?

If we lay all our calls for more democracy, solidarity and a union of citizens down to rest would you still puch us away?

If you are afraid of citizens influence in Europe and of European influence in the world we will not force any of it on you. But please don't push us away!

We can even stop calling us Europeans if it makes you uncomfortable just don't puch us away!

And finally if we all promise never to set a foot on the island ever again can you at least pretend that you actually care about us too?

A democratic foundation

Europe's transformation and success in the postwar period must not make us naive, we aren't safe and secure from internal threats to our democracy and stability.
There are still obvious weaknesses and cracks in the foundation of the European construction, which allows negative forces to cause fundamental problems and democratic obstacle in Europe.

Some recent examples are Victor Orban's weakening of press freedom and the rule of law in Hungary. Another example is David Cameron's attack on freedom of movement and on civil equality in the Union.

So how can Europe strengthen the democratic foundations and ensure stability over the long haul?

The best way would be a common European constitution that clearly establishes the framework for democracy, rule of law and civil rights.
There are several non-governmental organisation's in Europe that actively promotes the debate on a European constitution and which has led to several proposals and drafts on a constitution.

It is clear that the fundamental democratic principles must be ensured for all Europeans and that foundation must be built together. This is the biggest and most important issue to debate before upcoming elections. Who is afraid of more and better democracy?


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Sunday, 9 March 2014

Cameron and Europe

British Prime Minister drives a European policy and a campaign that means that a number of common rules would be scrapped. Cameron have repeatedly turned against Europe's environmental rules governing the minimum standards in environmental protection. Cameron also criticized Europe's labor rights and freedom of movement.

The conclusion is that the conservative Cameron does not believe that European environmental policy is too lame and that the big losers of Cameron's European policy is without a doubt, the environment, labor laws and the free movement of citizens .

Cameron also wants to renegotiate the British membership. It's primarily about the membership fee and the British rebate. It's not about saving necessary pounds to the British exchequer but in practice what Cameron believes that Britons should contribute with to the smaller economies in the Union. In other words, solidarity and one of the Union pillars are under attack.
This is what Cameron calls British leadership in Europe.

At home, Cameron plays on nationalist winds by criticizing the EU and especially the forces that want to reform by democratizing and federalazing Europe.


Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Power to the voters

This May it is time for Europeans to go to the polls in an election that in many respects is highly significant and perhaps even critical to Europe's democratic future.
For the first time, voters have the opportunity to directly influence who will become the European Commission's next president. This is done by the major party groups in the EP nominating their candidate for the presidency in advance, which roughly means that the candidate from the largest post-election party group becomes the next Commission president.
This is a commendable initiative by the EU party groups to strengthen European level democracy and to give the Commission greater legitimacy among the European citizens without any major reforms that would require new treaties between the national governments.

There is alot more to be desired when it comes to democratic reform of the EU but much of what is needed is above or "below" the powers of the Parliament. It is in the hands of our national governments and parliaments. Unfortunately, there is significant resistance at national level against giving more power over European politics to the voters.
Parliamentary elections in May, however, have a great potential to bring democracy much needed focus and put it on the agenda for future national elections in Europe.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

A letter to Martin Schultz

Dear President Schultz!
No one with their eyes open can deny that Europe stand at a crossroad.
May 2014 the citizens of Europe will vote for a new parliament. This will be a election with importance far beyond the framework of the European parliament. This election will set the direction for the Union in times when we are forced to reform ourselves out of the economic, social and political crisis.
What the European voters need in times like this is a dream, faith and a vision for a bright and peaceful future.
Europe need a leader who can present that dream, that vision and bring back faith and hope to those who lost it during the crisis.
Also, that leader must be able to transform that dream and vision in to action.
Mr President, what are your dreams and visions for Europe?
How would you like to restore faith in EU democracy?
What reforms are needed to secure growth and create jobs?
What role shall the union have in the defense of Europe?
Are you the leader that the people and the future of our union needs?
Sincerely
Mathias Darmell