60 Ideas for Europe

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Europe Day 2008

Make all citizens aware of the 60 years of progress of the European idea by getting your Council local press and media involved in the civic activity of celebrating Europe Day on May 9th. Repeat this each year and reflect on 60 years of peace, prosperity and achievements that all citizens continue to enjoy. This… » read more

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Emission of EURO-STAMPS

The realization of the decision of common Europe declared in The Hague 60 years ago – as it can be seen by experiences of the past 60 years – is a historic deed spanning over epochs having several components. One of the outstanding elements of it is forming the awareness of the society, realizing the… » read more

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In an integrating Europe and globalizing world, stop changing names of cities each time you cross a border! There should be, as from say 2010, only one identification. Each city or public place should have only one official name, that is as called by the citizen who lives there. Instead, today, the archaic habit persists… » read more

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One million signatures

We are pleased to note that Lisbon Treaty has adopted in Art. 11.2 TEU one of the most positive innovations of the Draft Constitution (Art. I-47). That is to say, the principle of participatory democracy, and the right of one million citizens to submit any appropriate proposal on matters where they consider that a legal… » read more

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Status of student

I don’t really know how this matter looks like in other European countries, but the situation in Poland is, in my opinion, a little bit crazy. All the schools, from pimary up to universities, provide their students with “student cards”. But they are valid inside Poland only. It implies two serious disadvanages: 1. It is… » read more

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Art. 9 TEU, in its last paragraph, undervalues the concept of EU citizenship because it states that EU citizenship “is added” to a national citizenship. However, EU citizenship is in reality “complementary” (former art. 17.1 TEC). EU citizenship is an important concept and, once established, cannot be separated from National citizenship. Although this proposal may… » read more

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2009 will mark 30 years since the first elections for the European Parliament and new elections for this institution, 20 years since the fall of communism and the beginning of the reintegration process of the long-neglected eastern part of our continent in the European project, and, hopefully, the entering into force of the Lisbon Treaty,… » read more

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Des visas européens pour les rencontres internationales. au-delà des politiques de migration, l’Europe doit pouvoir donner des visas pour des réunions internationales, des rencontres et regroupements de jeunes comme le sommet Europe Afrique de Lisbonne. Les rencontres de courte durée participent de la création d’une réelle citoyenneté européenne ouverte au monde.

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