Comments on: EU puts ‘ever closer union’ on hold EU news and policy debates across languages Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:47:59 +0000 hourly 1 By: John Sydenham Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:11:19 +0000 “had this way of thinking been as widespread as it is today, “the European Community would not have been created half a century ago”

Ho, Ho! It is not the Cold War any more so its time for the kiddies to learn the truth. The Common Market was created as a requirement of receiving money under the Marshall Plan. It was part of the US Foreign Assistance Act 1948. Don’t EU officials know their own history or do they believe that Jean Monnet. whose ACUSE was financed by ACUE, did it all?

By: an european Sat, 15 Oct 2016 15:48:51 +0000 No . Nationalism Racism Populism shows the the UK is doomley going to 🙂 Be proud of the disaster unelected May Government with sub-racial statements .
So a democratic base federal way for the European Union is just the only solution to get people more involved on solutions and referendums and the need anyway to apply the rules of the monetary and economic system of the Eurozone . Scotland will soon divorce from the totally strong centralized british Union .
Just to remember ….

By: Thinker Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:12:19 +0000 Any politics which will try to make federal EU is doomed and it will cause a total colapse of EU. It article above is pointed a mian EU problem: There are no decent jobs for EU citizens in EU . Main reason for that is globalization and EU politicians do nothing about that.

By: an european Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:22:21 +0000 Those here some kipper-FN-supporter about speaking “antidemocratic” by an undemocratic unelected disaster May governement should realize what’s ongoing in Britain ..Plunging values of Steerlings lower than expected . Firms are slowly pulling out their goods from the UK . As I “wrote” in a different Topic with a different language called ” english killer” has begin the End of Britain and begin the beginn of a stronger at least more integrated Eurozone which is not the entire E.U. !
The European Union will not need to “survive” but just gets stronger ! The E.U. won’t need Britain not Hungary for this ! The founding fathers of the Union are just much more stronger anyone can realize actually .
In no way Europe can’t go nor stand still here but I see moving it towards a real base federalization which is the way to go for unlike that too much centralized UK dictating everyone by scapegoating the E.U. and Scotland and that is the reality . The UK as an union is in a very political and economical burning status quo !
I stated somwhere else that GS will move onto the City of Europe and will leave London without an influencal place of finance.
But again Brexiteers will not understand and they will merely eat garden potatoes and graass to survive and still listen to Farage which has grabb tons of E.U. money and from the supporters I ‘m just laughin’ .

By: mnemos Tue, 11 Oct 2016 22:43:41 +0000 “Let us not allow a situation where citizens of member countries would live with a resigned feeling that the European project is not their own,” he said.
And he was booed. The EU leadership had decided they owned European project and damn the citizens if they think it belongs to them!
Has anything changed? Angela Merkel thinks that she can unilaterally determine what Europe should on immigration so I think the answer is no.

And correction: Banking union did not occur as a result of the fiscal crisis. The fiscal crisis was deliberately engineered to generate a situation where the EU leadership would have an opportunity to squash any resistance to their plans, and it failed. This is the reason why it “remains unfinished” as the author so generously put it.

The EU project was succeeding when it was limited to the issues that people actually thought mattered – free trade with the economic prosperity that came with it. The expansion into things like the eurozone was where it failed in part because it had no actual mandate – just dreams from the leadership. If the leadership continues to ignore the citizens these problems will just get worse.

There was an article describing how terrible it is that local leadership in the EU member nations are blaming things on “Brussels” when in reality the folks in Brussels are just the people these member nations have elected – there really is no “them”. That is only true when the folks who have been elected are still listening to the folks who elected them. The problem is not local leaders blaming things on Brussels – that blame only works when the folks in Brussels are ignoring the folks back home. That is the problem: the folks in Brussels are not connected to the people back home.

By: Latimer Alder Tue, 11 Oct 2016 17:39:27 +0000 I am extremely proud to have worked very hard to bring about Brexit. If history also shows that Brexit was the catalyst that destroyed the ill-conceived antidemocratic unaccountable elitist failing experiment that is the EU. I will be happier still.

It will take a lot more than a free train ticket to hold this crumbling edifice together.

By: ivan burrows Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:29:40 +0000 The beginning of the end of the pointless EU as begun, rejoice 🙂

By: an european Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:15:17 +0000 On Hold because of Merkel , Rutte and their willingness of Austerity ?!? Are elected nationalist trying to harm the Eurozone now ?
Astonished how The top elected heads of Governements wants to harm the E.U. institutions because of their own nterests only . We have a self-suicide EU Councilf of Ministers !
Only a federal Eurozone is morally acceptable and not an Europe à la carte or Merkel’s high-handling’d one with Schäubl’es austerity !
Standing still is not the solution and step behind a disaster with nationalism and end of single market .
I see only 1 option a federal Eurozone !
Some politicians needs to call A. Hamilton and Winston Churchill back to recover back the track.

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