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Freedom of choice is one of democracy‘s greatest gifts. When free people give their assent to Community structures, it is because they trust them. Trust grows as a product of positive moral and ethical experience of the Community Model, its Method and the leadership within it. Yet politicians are tempted to return to their old,… » read more

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The key problem facing European institutions is the Democratic Deficit, Disconnect and Disaffection with its citizens. Those words were addressed by the European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, to Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European Parliament President Schulz, sitting on the platform with her. She was speaking at an Interactive Event that she called on Your… » read more

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FIRST Build Supranational Counter-Instruments! (Part three of series)  What would be the nature of the instruments that UK would need for the negotiations? Here are some of the issues needing action BEFORE the UK Government sends its letter of withdrawal. The strategy requires implementation as soon as possible, even before the referendum. If not the… » read more

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European Commission President Barroso, in his ‘State of the Union’ speech to the European Parliament on 12 September 2012 called for a Federation of Nation States. Was he confused or just badly informed? His proposal was to try to solve the EU’s politician-generated woes, both falling trust in politicians and skyrocketing debt mechanisms mortgaging future… » read more

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‘We are facing the the greatest challenge that I believe our Union has ever faced in its history.‘ That was what the President of the European Commission told the European Parliament in what he called the State of the Union message. Is it true? I don’t think so, unless Mr Barroso is hiding some utterly… » read more

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‘The time has come to start re-aligning EU financing with the principles of autonomy, transparency and fairness and equipping the EU to reach its agreed policy objectives.‘ These are the words of European Commission’s ‘A Budget for 2020‘ — its proposals for a multi-annual financial framework (MFF) 2013-2020. The proposal was presented by Commission President… » read more

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What is the most Fundamental Right for citizens in any society? You won’t find it in the Lisbon Treaty’s Charter of Fundamental Rights. It just isn’t there. It is far more fundamental than any ‘Fundamental’ human right in Lisbon’s Charter of Fundamental Rights. It’s easy to explain its absence. The Charter of the Lisbon Treaty… » read more

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Seventy years ago Europeans fought a war about theft of property. The Nazis were kleptocrats. The gang stole from everyone they could. It became a planetary war. In Germany Hitler disenfranchised many of his honest citizens. He stripped them of their wealth and then sent them with any persistent supporters, Jews, Christians, journalists or political… » read more

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With breath-taking frankness, European leaders admitted in public that they had no intention to make European ‘democratic’ institutions open and responsive to civil society. They want them to remain closed and in the hands of a small cartel of politicians and their party machines. But this is ILLEGAL. Their admission flies in the face of… » read more

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How many documents are archived for the public on the European Union website? There were on 7 May 2010 a total of 369,224 documents on the website www.europa.eu. Question: Which two documents does the Council and the Commission REFUSE to publish? Answer: The most important documents of all — the two documents that reveal the… » read more

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