EU divisions appear to be deepening.

From Missy:


On Friday the EU states (minus the UK) will meet in Bratislava to discuss the EU response to Brexit. Donald Tusk has been at a summit in Warsaw ahead of the meeting to ensure that the EU present a united front at the meeting in Bratislava, however, he was given some home truths by the Eastern European nations according to a report in the Telegraph.

The Eastern European nations have blamed the authoritarian European Commission for Brexit, and have warned that the EU must give up on the federalist plans or risk the disintegration of the EU. The Polish PM has reiterated what he said after the EU referendum in saying that the EU must reform in order to save it.

Brexit is not the only division within the EU as the Warsaw summit has shown an East-West division within the EU, where the Eastern European nations believe in national democracies, and the Western nations – specifically Germany, France, and Italy – wish for greater integration.

Meanwhile the Luxembourg Foreign Minister is calling for Hungary to be expelled from the EU over its authoritarian stance on media freedoms and the building of walls to keep out refugees, claiming it is breaching the basic values of the EU. The Hungarian Foreign Minister has hit back accusing the federalists of working tirelessly to demolish European security and culture, and called the Luxembourg Foreign Minister condescending, uppity, and frustrating.

In response to the Polish PM comments Tusk (the President of the EU Council) warned Poland not to rock the European boat, and to be careful about demanding changes to EU treaties that have delivered billions in EU funds to Poland, and given millions of Polish workers access to jobs in the more prosperous northern European countries.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/13/authoritarian-european-commission-created-brexit-and-could-destr/

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  1. Hardly surprising the Visegrad states are in the van of border closure. They have collective memories of Islamic conquest, consequence and revanchism. France, if it had such a memory, might think if Chuck Hammer can do it once, someone can step up to the plate again. Regrettably, de Gaulle’s successful Eurabia plan, creating a strategic alliance with the Arab and Muslim world to compete with the dominance of the United States and the Soviet Union, has quashed that.

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  2. I like this ” response to the Polish PM comments Tusk (the President of the EU Council) warned Poland not to rock the European boat, and to be careful about demanding changes to EU treaties that have delivered billions in EU funds to Poland, and given millions of Polish workers access to jobs in the more prosperous northern European countries” is very funny and revealing

    i.e. get back in your box we have bought you Poland and you need to be a good wee country and follow the diktat of the commission!!!

    If you want to understand why the EU is failing that statement and its actual meaning tells you everything.

    The Eastern Europeans are nationalistic, have many recent memories of their countries being battlefields and vassal states. They recognise an authoritarian regime when they see one and are not fooled by the normal claptrap the western Europeans have been conditioned too. Freedom is more important to them and good on them

    I am feeling more comfortable with a vision that sees the EU slow disintegrate back to nation states with free trade agreements/free trade zone in place. The one state Europe is a nightmare which would require a heavy hand to rule – and as we have seen would given way too much power to precisely the wrong people – un-elected bureaucrats

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