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‘A moment of joy‘ said Belgian Foreign Minister Vanackere for the European Council of Ministers. ‘A day of celebration,’ said Icelandic Foreign Minister Össur Skarphéðinsson, With the meeting of the Accession Conference on 27 July 2010, Iceland has now embarked on the route to full membership of the European Union. This followed the decision of… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

I must admit I was a bit surprised when I received a press release from the European Parliament last week. It said tersely: Communiqué de presse – 24.06.2010. Eighteen additional MEPs a step closer to starting work The 18 additional MEPs envisaged by the Lisbon Treaty are a step closer to starting work. The treaty… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

Shouldn’t the world and all Europeans be grateful to the man who brought to our attention the essentials for the world to have peace? Shouldn’t all European schoolchildren know his name? Some people might say: ‘We know it was Jean Monnet who brought Europe a Community and peace. That is why we call it the… » read more

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On 20 June 1950, Robert Schuman, French Foreign Minister, opened the Schuman Plan Conference, that gave birth to modern Europe, based on the European Communities. This supranational Community system made a complete break with history and Europe’s record of wars and bloodshed. The Conference defined the five major democratic institutions of Europe: European Commission (High… » read more

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The European Union is a system that unites 27 democracies in the world’s greatest trading power. It should be the model of democracy for the world. The EU is larger than the USA. The populous Chinese have a tiny economy in comparison. Democracy in Europe is therefore a major topic for all. It is of… » read more

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Our livelihood and possibly our lives may depend on a correct understanding of supranational democracy. It involves a system for the security of Europe. Europeans are now facing a future of extreme difficulties. It is vital therefore that Europeans understand what it means and where it came from. Many textbooks still erroneously repeat that Jean… » read more

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If you gained a 32.5% majority in any election, would you be pleased? No doubt. It is a resounding victory over your opponent. Is the European Parliament boasting about the results in the June election of last year? Hardly. The majority of Europeans voted AGAINST the MEPs. They voted against the Parliament. They voted against… » read more

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What is the greatest achievement of Europeans in modern times? Is it our prosperity? Our Single Market? The Euro? Europeans have never been richer, lived longer or had access to such good health services, not recently or at any time in their history. Is this our best achievement? Not at all. Is it our technologies,… » 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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For more than half a century the European Commission has refused to tell the truth about its own origins. In all that period they have never — to my knowledge — published the complete text of the SCHUMAN DECLARATION. On 9 May 1950 — 60 years ago — Robert Schuman made a declaration before the… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price