2014 – 004 Blueprint for the future Undemocratic EU. The Spinelli Group

A Fundamental Law of the European Union

Friday, October 4, 2013 – 16:15

A Fundamental Law

The Spinelli Group of MEPs is pleased to launch a new draft treaty of the European Union, published by Bertelsmann Stiftung.

‘A Fundamental Law of the European Union’ is offered as a major contribution to the debate on the future of Europe.

The unity of Europe is vital if global challenges are to be met and European values and interests promoted. But how should a more united Europe best be governed?

The present constitutional architecture is hardly fit for purpose. Executive authority is dispersed and political accountability weak. Expedient measures needed to address the financial and economic crisis have stretched the present EU treaties close to their limits.

The Union’s system of governance must be reformed if it is to deliver much needed public goods at home and decisive leadership abroad. In the face of hostile public opinion, the national governments of its member states fear to give the EU the powers and resources it needs. National parties and parliaments fail to embrace the European dimension of politics.

So the European Union needs to assert itself. European challenges can be met only in a European way.

This proposal for A Fundamental Law of the European Union is a comprehensive revision of the Treaty of Lisbon. Replacing the existing treaties, it takes a major step towards a federal union. It turns the European Commission into a democratic constitutional government, keeping to the method built by Jean Monnet in which the Commission initiates laws which are then enacted jointly by the Council, representing the states, and the European Parliament, representing the citizens.

for more info http://www.spinelligroup.eu/article/fundamental-law-european-union

2 responses to “2014 – 004 Blueprint for the future Undemocratic EU. The Spinelli Group

  1. This is exactly what we don’t need.

    They are just pushing the same olde agenda, dressed up as the only way forward – It’s actually the way to destroy anythingt good within the EU.

    They are correct only in that they say “The present constitutional architecture is hardly fit for purpose”. This is what we have been sayintg for a long time.

    …but then they go 0n to describe the new proposed structure which looks just like the olde one.

    The EC as defacto government!!! No thank you

    The spinelli group is just a fancy name for those that would destroy nation states and create a new version of the USSR. There is nothing credible in this proposal.

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