Tuesday 10 November 2009

EU not Europe

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to stop referring to the EU as "Europe".

The European Union (EU) is not Europe. Europe is a continent containing many countries, most of which are in the EU. The EU does not cover the whole continent, it does not represent the whole of the continent and the British Government's Europe Minister doesn't form policy on the whole continent of Europe.

The Prime Minister, the British government and the EU itself should stop claiming the whole continent for the EU. The EU should not be referred to as "Europe" and the Europe Minister should be called the EU Minister. Similarly, the European Court of Justice and European Court of Human Rights should be known as the EU Court of Justice and the EU Court of Human Rights.

The Prime Minister should issue guidance on the use of the word "Europe", rename the Europe Minister to the EU Minister and petition the EU to name their institutions appropriately.

Sign the petition here.


Mark Wadsworth said...

Good idea! I go out of my way to say e.g. "EU Parliament elections", not "Euro-elections" and so on, but I am fighting a losing battle.

Furor Teutonicus said...

I will sign it when it is factualy correct.

It is wrong to include the European Court of Human Rights, which has nothing to do with the E.U.

It is a "Council of Europe entitty which includes non-EU states such as Norway, Switzerland, etc

It IS therfoer a European body and NOT E.U.


Steve Halden said...

The EU is trying to destroy the nation states of Europe, and replace them with a country called Europe.

And it also seems that is what Europe wants, so why dont we let them get on with it, and withdraw from the European Union.