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Have we lost control?
The European Parliament should be the guardian of openness and democracy in the EU, says Jeppe Kofod, Danish MEP, prior to a seminar in Parliament, where the My!Europe project will present "20 Recommendations For More Democracy in Europe" to parliamentarians.
The EUs "Citizens' Initiative" should be de-bureaucratised
It's fine that citizens can collect one million signatures and make a proposal to the EU, but the system is too heavy and has to be modernized to make it easier to make proposals, says Finn Rowold in this post. Maybe My!Europe should lead to a citizens' initiative for a more democratic Europe?
To be or not to be – a sovereign people
The No’s had it, 53 to 47, when the Danish people voted on cancelling one of her old opt-outs in order to join Europol. But all political parties want to join Europol anyway. So, the question today is: What was the referendum really about? Sovereignty?
Another Danish ”No” ahead?
Dec. 2 we wrote: According to opinion polls, a majority of Danes will vote No in a referendum tomorrow. All parties agree that Denmark should stay in Europol and join the rest of EU in the judicial field (except for asylum matters). But a majority prefer state-to-state negotiations instead of fully joining the European process.
Mere demokrati i EU - nu på dansk
My!Europe projektets "20 Anbefalinger om mere Demokrati i Europa" foreligger nu på dansk. Og det er tanken at de skal præsenteres på et møde, som Den danske Sonnenberg kreds holder...
The democratic house is there. Move into it!
Danish MEP criticized "20 Recommendations". There is a structure already at hand, she said during My!Europe seminar in Brussels.
Brexit as seen from a café in Brussels
Sitting on the Place de Londres in Brussels. A throng of people. Common to all a dependency on a Union in crisis, writes Tarja Cronberg trying to capture the mood in the Union center.
Finn Rowold: David against Goliath
Is it of any use if ordinary citizens meet and talk together to find solutions when Europe is in crisis now? Finn Rowold, Chair of the International Sonnenberg Association and of My!Europe project, draws parallels to the myth about David against Goliath.
The more we push muslims, other religions, and races out of society, the easier it becomes for IS or like-minded groups to recruit against us. If we send the signal that we do not like them, will not know of them, will see them as enemies, they will turn against us. Of course.
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