The practice of democracy that was supposed to decide the fate of the European Union over the coming decades, with the participation of millions of citizens, as often happens when dealing with European institutions, has proved more propaganda than an initiative with truly useful proposals.
Thus, the Conference on the Future of Europe represented another missed opportunity, and despite the unfortunate period between the epidemic and the war in Ukraine, the participation of only 674,357 citizens compared to the 446 million inhabitants of the European Union is taken for granted. Leaves no room for interpretation. Adding to the confusion are the forty-nine proposals approved by the plenary session of the Conference which find no room for the ideas of those who envision a different European Union from the present proposal. Some of the points summarize a vision of Europe’s future that is not only questionable, but hardly representative of the sentiments of the majority of European citizens.
Religion and Christian roots In the fifty-six pages of the document there is no reference to Christian roots. Not only are the words ‘Christian’, ‘Christian’ and ‘Christian’ not found in the entire document and I’m not much afraid of the subject of christophobia, but even the word ‘religion’ was never used. A sign of a completely secular vision of the future of Europe.
The birth rate The issue of the birth rate, one of the major emergencies in Europe, is dealt with in Proposition 15 “The demographic transition” but the terms “child” or “children” as well as “child” or “children” are never addressed. used.
insects On the other hand, from the second point, attention is paid to the need to “protect insects, in particular, domestic insects and pollinators”.
diet In addition to proposing a “vegetarian diet for reasons of climate and environmental protection”, it is proposed to tax “unhealthy processed foods” and “establish a European-wide rating system for processed foods” or Nutriscore.
Environment The theme of the environment is used to centralize the power of Brussels to the detriment of national states, and it is no coincidence that it is aimed at “strengthening the role and work of the European Union in the field of environment and education, expanding the scope of competence” of the European Union in the field of education, climate change and the environment and expanding the use of decision-making by a qualified majority on issues which are of European importance, such as the environment”.
steadfastness The word is repeated with great frequency. There is talk of “economic resilience”, “flexibility within regions”, “global resilience for Europe”, “demographic resilience”, “enhancing the resilience of supply chains”, “encouraging resilience” in the school environment.
family We never speak of family but of families in the plural, a term that occurs seven times, as opposed to the term “kind” used fourteen times. Never use the words ‘mom’ or ‘mother’ and ‘father’ or ‘father’ while ‘intervention is proposed to ensure that all families enjoy equal family rights in all Member States. These rights shall include the right to marriage and adoption.’
Rights and duties Thirty-nine times were used for the word “rights”, thirty-three times for the word “right” and zero for the term “duty”, indicating the EU’s bias towards rights that do not mention the duties of its own citizens and those coming from outside European borders.
immigration The issue of immigrants and immigration has been touched upon several times with great attention being paid to immigrant rights and the issue of integration, and while the term “irregular immigration” is used, the defense of borders is not mentioned.
freedom of expression Point 27 talks about “media, false news, disinformation and fact-checking”, a particularly sensitive issue related to freedom of expression and expression that might be called into question if the proposal to create “an EU body tasked with addressing and combating disinformation and targeted interventions, improving Situational awareness and strengthening of fact-checking organizations and independent media.”