Today’s International Herald Tribune (IHT) covers Jon and my website initiative www.whodoicall.eu on page 3 – including excellent quotes from Jon.
As Jon rightly points out in his blog comment, we are very happy about any reference or indeed support for this idea which needs to gather wider back-up. What is interesting is that Jacques Santer supported the idea in his speech at yesterday’s UEF Groupe Europe event in Brussels. He pointed out that he and other representatives of the small member states were the ones filing the proposal in the Convention.
Now, Jon and I have to see how we get supporters like Santer more prominently placed in the campaign. Some media have already indicated wider coverage, should we get some more prominent supporters. Any feedback welcome – in particular suggestions for politicians or celebraties to approach for support!?
Recent speculation about names for the post of EU “President” suggest media interest in names – but little thinking about the implications of the new job. As I have argued in an earlier comment, I am strongly convinced that only ONE President of the EU can improve institutional shortcomings and bring executive in line.
It was over a lunch the other day that Jon and me got this idea of launching a website campaign. It refers to Henry Kissinger’s famous quote “Who do I call when I want to talk to Europe?”. Please check out our website www.WhoDoIcall.eu and sign up if you agree with us that this institutional solution makes so much more sense than speculations (and negative campaigns) about individuals.
There is also a Facebook group and Cause to join and support the idea!