The Conference on the Conference of Europe promised to deliver on a grand vision for the European Union, and now it risks failing. The only body that can legitimately take action is the Conference Plenary, and it must decide to set the agenda and decide on outcomes for the Conference to succeed.
The first European Citizens’ Panels have started. Even if only a temporary experiment in transnational democratic participation, so far: citizens have been taking over European institutions in real life!
The oppression experienced by many marginalised communities, which lies at the root of many of Europe’s pressing social and political problems, should not be exacerbated in a free and democratic exercise overseen by EU leadership.
2021 Oct 7th
Tourists are flying into space and life on Mars seems a less distant possibility. Meanwhile Europeans are busy trying to create a buzz about our future here on earth.