As Socialists and Democrats, we are supporting a common vision of Europe. It is time to reignite the value which have established peace in Europe. Ideally we could support the United States of Europe but first we need to come back to very essential values. Even if those values are shared by other political forces, it is our responsability as challengers to raise high those value.
S and D have the historical responsability to bring the EU inside the ECHR protection scheme. There is no rivalry but actual cooperation. Luxembourg and Strasbourg courts are already cooperating. The rogue behaviour of some EU and non EU European countries must be addressed with rigour and conviction. Red lines have been crossed to easy. Over it is over!
It was written by a clever mind in the TEU but since entry into force there is no progress. A political will is needed to make this come true. By acceding to the ECHR, the EU will clearly put forward its value on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law. This will align not only EU Member States but also neighbouring countries of the Balkans and post Soviet Area.