the distance to the European Institutions perceived by the citizens, as if EU could not affect their daily life and address their problems, from labour market to social protection, from the quality of the environment to the claim of justice.
that this impression is sometimes caused by the inadequate functioning of the European institutions themselves. For example, important reform attempts are blocked by the European Council and the EU does not always have a clear and common voice in foreign policy.
that we cannot stand the idea of being powerless facing such a situation that could cause the collapse of the institutions of the European Union, which have also allowed us to live over 70 years of peace and well-being.
that the European Parliament will open a new constituent phase giving the Parliament and the European citizens a central role.
for the transformation of the European Union into the Republic of Europe: a federal and democratic Republic, able to guarantee equal rights and duties to all citizens.
the time is now opportune also due to the imminent opening of the Conference on the Future of the European Union, which will also focus on the institutional set-up.
For all these reasons, the City Council commits the Mayor and the Council to:
- Install road signals on the borders of the Municipality with the words “City for the Republic of Europe”
- Promote this proposal and inform other Municipalities, including foreign ones, through the existing institutional relations
- Promote opportunities for information and awareness on European issues and on the constitution of the Republic of Europe