Freedom and Civil Rights

Freedom and Civil Rights

Maite Mola: "It is necessary to force a referendum on the TTIP”

Europa sicher leben ('Living Europe safely') was the motto chosen by the German Federal Government for its programme of work in the realm of justice and home-affairs policy when it took over the presidency of the EU Council on 1 January 2007. The brochure of the same name published by the Federal Ministry of the Interior takes just 16 pages to justify the greatest restructuring of cooperation in the fields of justice and home affairs in the European Union since the Treaties of Maastricht (1992), Amsterdam (1999) and Nice (2000).

While it is evident that for most movements and individuals addressed by the EL do get involved into left politics thanks to the so-called bourgeois fundamental and freedom values. In effect, the fact that such rights are claimable, that is the demand for referendums on the EU constitution or the right to demonstration and freedom of opinion, promotes the actions by such movements and individuals in the social field.