Artists and intellectuals call for a ‘European Republic’

 breakingnews.ie  11/10/2018 1:25:00 PM 

Artists and intellectuals across Europe are calling for the founding of a continent-wide republic to replace its many nation states.

Activists planned to proclaim a “European Republic” in dozens of cities at 4pm today, almost exactly 100 years after the end of World War I.

#weproclaim The sovereignty of states is hereby replaced by the sovereignty of citizens. Because Europe means unifying people, not integrating states. Long live the #EuropeanRepublic! 😌📣#EuropeanBalconies pic.twitter.com/jBOyvjHug6

— The European Balcony Project (@europeanbalcony) November 10, 2018

The event is being organised by a group calling itself the European Balcony Project.

Its listed supporters include political scientists, philosophers and writers such as Austrian literature Nobel prize laureate Elfriede Jelinek.

A manifesto on the group’s website declares that “the sovereignty of states is hereby replaced by the sovereignty of citizens”.

- Press Association

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