EURDEMOCRACY

Archives for democracy

The American Declaration of Independence famously gives as a ground for seeking democratic freedom that all citizens were endowed by their Creator with natural rights. Among them were Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Happiness — or the freedom to pursue of it — could therefore be considered as a good indicator of the… » read more

Posted by democracy

My message to all Europeans meeting in Rome on 25 March 2017: Wrong Time, Wrong Place, Wrong Plan.   ” Today European institutions have fallen into a crisis of trust, disunity and confusion of policy. Europe arose from the initiative of 18 April 1951 when six war-torn States signed a Compact of Destiny in Paris.… » read more

Posted by democracy

Counterfeiters and fraudsters. That’s what Robert Schuman called tricky European politicians who abused their powers. “Nothing is easier that for political counterfeiters to exploit the illusion of good principles. Nothing is more disastrous than good principles badly applied.” Today we have a product that fits in that category of fraud: The EU’s White Paper on… » read more

Posted by democracy

Democracy? What Democracy? The day before the European Commission’s launch of a White Paper on the Future of Europe, the European Commission was asked directly about Democracy. Its main responsibility is enhancing democratic accountability in Europe. Robert Schuman, the founder of modern Europe, defined democracy in a way that makes it the best definition yet.… » read more

Posted by democracy

Is HMG acting like a Spiv or Humpty Dumpty? The wartime and postwar Spiv was a petty crook living dishonestly by his wits with a little bit of blackmail thrown in. Typically he opened his coat to show sought-after articles like nylon stockings for sale without ration coupons or watches of dubious origin. Do we… » read more

Posted by democracy

In its first announcement of 2017, the European Commission has started with quite obvious Fake News. The European Commission Spokesman announced that “This year, 2017, the EU is becoming 60 years old.” He added: “The European Project is turning 60 this year with Birthday celebrations being scheduled for Rome in March” Wrong! March will not… » read more

Posted by democracy

When in June 1950 Europeans were planning the European Community, Robert Schuman told the assembled delegates: “We would very much wish that the United Kingdom were present at our discussions. We cannot conceive Europe without it. We know, and this reassures us in our efforts, that the British Government wants the success of our work.”… » read more

Posted by democracy

Brussels leadership is exposed as insolent tricksters! That is the implication of the UK High Court. Autocracy has no place in a real democracy, whether in London or Brussels. The UK Parliament will fully discuss Brexit before it can leave under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaties. The High Court has ruled against Prime Minister… » read more

Posted by democracy

Robert Schuman insisted that Winston Churchill’s first great postwar speech on Europe was not given in Zurich, Switzerland but in Metz, France on Bastille Day 1946. Schuman should know. He was at Churchill’s side as he delivered it to a huge cheering crowd in the capital city of Schuman’s native Lorraine.        … » read more

Posted by democracy

Seventy years ago, on 14 July 1946, Robert Schuman hosted Winston Churchill in Metz to discuss the future of Europe. Later as Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Schuman initiated the Council of Europe, the European Community, the defensive basis of NATO and the European Payments Union, the core of European monetary stability, as four pillars… » read more

Posted by democracy