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euronews – Isabelle Kumar:
"But we have the impression that the European Union is looking more and more like a house of cards. Austria is holding a presidential election in a few days time that could put a far-right leader in leadership for the first time since the Second World War. There is talk of plans for a referendum then being held on EU membership. Things are getting very worrying, aren’t they?"
President of the European Commission – Jean-Claude Juncker:
"We can’t deny or take away the people of Europe’s right to express their views. Regarding referenda on EU membership, I think it is not wise to organise this kind of debate, not only because I might be concerned about the final result but because this will pile more controversy onto the huge number already present at the heart of the EU."
The marines would be stationed in Vaernes, an air station just outside the Norwegian city of Trondheim – only 100 kilometers from Russia. NATO has claimed that this move is part of a long-standing effort to deter “Russian aggression” despite the fact that Russia has in no way threatened Norway or other countries on its borders.
originally posted by: Ohanka
It's just the death rattle of the EU ruling elite.
originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
a reply to: intrptr
Not all E.U countries are part of NATO, but there is a push for an E.U army, which I am so glad the U.K will not be a part of. Well, if we ever do actually invoke Article 50, we won't,
originally posted by: paraphi
The EU will persist, but it will do so by closer integration and ignoring the views of many citizens. If the BREXIT-type referendum was held in every EU country today, the EU would end up consisting of Belgium and Luxembourg. Typical of the Brits to show the way.
The thing about the "ruling elite" is that they will persist and are often the first in the lifeboats!
originally posted by: Zngland
a reply to: intrptr
The EU will implode, the economic path its on, a social democracy or socialism has a cycle and if the cycle is allowed to play out the terminal phase is characterised by economic decline which leads to forced change, this is happening in many (probably all) member countries.