RI. Switzerland’s current negotiations about an “institutional framework agreement with the EU” resemble an unsolicited deep bow with unforeseeable consequences. Without compelling need, the last decision on the vital matters should be consigned to a foreign court of a undemocratic construct.
It is official: the EU has no democratic structures. It never had, and it has not achieved this even after several decades. It is not democratic.
The EU is a supranational entity which deprives its democratic Member States of power and usurps more and more competences for itself. In the individual States of the EU now 80 percent of the laws are no longer decided by elected parliamentarians, but made in Brussels. A cold disempowerment of citizens.
The European Parliament itself is a highly-subsidised debating room – with all the amenities it needs to silence a conscience, but without any real power. The laws are worked out at a different location.
For decades, corruption scandals have been shaking the Brussels EU. Since years their finances have not been approved.
Only the public opinion has noticed less in recent years – thanks to better PR.
It is known that in the European Court of Justice lawyers from different EU States such as Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Estonia, Bulgaria, Romania, etc. decide about the internal affairs of other States in the EU, of which they do not know much about law and tradition. They administer justice according to the regulations and laws which originate from a huge bureaucratic machine.
The “institutional framework agreement with the EU” changes our State system and the self-determination of our country. The Brussels judges – who are appointed in whatever way – shall pass sentences without real knowledge of the country and people.
It is hardly understandable that some members of the Federal Council with their chief officials are pursuing the plan to join the undemocratic EU given the current developments because
Should Switzerland be chained even closer to this project through its Federal Council?
Contrary to the impression spread by the Federal Council, Switzerland is not dependent on the EU:
The negotiations with the EU must be negotiations between equal partners and not between a little schoolgirl and her taskmaster.
Demands to the EU
This undemocratic structure can never constitute a reference for our country. The Swiss EU Coordinator Pascale Baeriswyl should make the following minimum requirements to the EU:
Should the EU fulfill these – very low – demands, then negotiations with Switzerland on a possible closer cooperation could make sense.
Otherwise, it is to wish that the EU leadership does not ruin the population economically or transform Europe into a military battlefield.
The Bernese negotiating delegation has reached a decision level which exceeds its competencies to speak on behalf of the citizens. So back to field 1! •
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