I demand a pan-European train booking platform in addition to high taxes on CO2.

It is too difficult to book a train connection covering more than a single country, I think the Council of Europe could do some good here.

Council of Europe, because it has 48 member states and I'd like a booking platform for 48 countries.

@DC7IA The council has relatively little direct power over members, it cannot make binding directives unlike the EU institutions
@DC7IA My dream project:

1. Renationalize railways (privatizing them was a huge mistake from the beginning)

2. Introduce tax-funded public transportation, with personal tickets being free at point of use

3. Unify the nationalized railways under a single EU institution, like happened with national banks for the Euro (forming the ECB)
@DC7IA Problems with this approach:

1. How to handle pricing and income generated from cargo transport (countries are very resistant to EU-wide accounting for various reasons)

2. How to get the Swiss and Norwegians to finally join the EU instead of keeping their "we want to be special" rules
@DC7IA The Council of Europe is similar to the UN in that they have a lot of members, but they cannot actually do a whole lot, especially on things the members didn't agree on beforehand (ask Azerbaijan)
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