The crises in the Middle East and North Africa (Syria, Afghanistan, Israel, Palestine, Libya ...) as well as in Eastern Europe (Ukraine, Belarus) are threating peace, not only in Europe. - The European Union plays an important role in these conflicts. Its member states often have differing opinions - also vis-à-vis Russia and China. A common European foreign and security policy is still in its infancy. With the sanctions against Russia, the EU basically sided with the USA. But the Union does not want an armed conflict, because such a conflict could have unforeseeable consequences.
In our new Europe, these conflicts should, wherever possible, be resolved democratically and peacefully with referenda, by the citizens
of the countries concerned. They could thus unleash a wave of democratization across the whole region.
Should Europe as a global superpower pursue its own foreign and security policy? How should Europe behave towards Russia, Turkey and China, Ukraine, Belarus and in other trouble spots? - Our New Europe invites all citizens across Europe to choose between the following 3 options (questionnaire, question 9):
Under these conditions, the sanctions against Russia shall be lifted.