The debate with Vice-President Viviane Reding and MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen (see my previous blog entry) took place in the Old Students' House of Helsinki on Monday, September 23, in front of ca two hundred citizens. The lively discussions on employment and the economic crisis, on the rights of the citizens, and on the future of the European Union, were moderated by André Noël Chaker.

Having listened to the previous questions and answers, I decided to re-formulate my question a little and to link it more closely to the key issues of citizens' dialoguing, democracy and the constitutional rights, Will the citizens of EU have the right to decide on the weapons of mass destruction? I also asked whether the EU ought not to become one of the members of the Security Council of the United Nations and to contribute there to the nuclear disarmament.

The Conference Service of the EU Commission has made videos from the debate available for watching with translations into Swedish and Finnish. To open and watch (in a new window) the part on the future of the EU, Click here  !

Screenshots from the video:

Citizen Mikael Böök asking questions about the Teutates Treaty bet-
ween France and UK (2010) and the possibility of a nuclear free EU.

Vice-President Viviane Reding, MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen (left) and mode-
rator André Noël Chaker (right).