What is striking is the fact that we are currently witnessing a misinterpretation of Europe and what it stands for. If austerity in favor of competitiveness is the only message to expect from Brussels, it is little wonder that the European Republic remains an inconceivable step for a large part of Europeans.
However, instead of turning their back to Europe, citizens need to consider their ability to restore this misinterpretation. And despite the fallacies, we must acknowledge that we already have an exceptional democracy in Europe, which we need to stand for and enhance. What has been achieved so far is not to reject.
The question facing Europeans is how to realize that creating the best possible conditions for a fair governance in Europe is up to them. Everyone could raise the chances of achieving that by engaging to the debate. And that’s what in my opinion this initiative calls for.