Democracy and Popular Sovereignty instead of Neoliberal Integration and a failed Euro-System
Date Written: 2016-07-03
Publisher: Europe Solidaire Sans Frontieres (ESSF)
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX19611
This document was commonly developed by people from the Lexit Network. It was written and agreed before the Brexit referendum and was not intended to influence the popular vote one way or another. With the implementation of the European single market and the Maastricht Treaty, European integration was established as a neoliberal project for the long run. The Stability- and Growth Pact, the fundamental freedoms of the single market and the European monetary union, among other elements, constituted a framework that has fueled austerity policies, the dismantling of workers’ rights and the welfare state and imposed privatization throughout the EU member states.