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Originally posted by UK Wizard
the thing is the EU is just one big pile of paper work, remember our cultures are very different and old feelings about some eurpean countries die hard.
Intergration now is far too soon, maybe in 30 to 40 years but not yet, my plan involves choosing what level and what type of intergration you want, the style of intergration will get us on more equal and friendly terms with our european brothers and sisters,
my plan will also silence the more extreme parties as they cannot complain about our independence being old away
Originally posted by TenPin
The EU will replace the USA as the new economic superpower in the next 6 years. The USA's economy is finished and living on borrowed time.
Originally posted by paperclip
The point is, you have to keep it that way. Although the people have united Europe, given the right circumstances and some new fad ( people are people, people follow fads ), if we do not have a stable basis for unity, it can fall apart. Thats why being european, a part of european union of equal countries, and reminding people just how cool all that is, is essential for survival of EU.
A stable basis is of course the economy and free trade but in real world you also gotta have a stable legal basis, laws and regulations, or it wil all fall apart. Now, I do admit that it was a golden oportunity for politicians to create a huge "pile of papers" and benefit from it, but in the end, it is the people who benefit the most.
I understand your point paperclip, and as a Bosnian the issue of Unity must be particularly relevant to you.
I cannot imagine my own country and people suffering the kind of conflict at home that your people have endured. For that reason it is hard for me to truly appreciate some of the political and social benefits that the EU will bring, particularly in the Balkans, and some of the former Warsaw Pact Nations who have recently joined (hello latvia! ).
Originally posted by paperclip
What really makes me angry sometimes is the constant bickering amongst politicians, latest example: who will be the next president of European Commision.
UK: gotta be one of ours, and deffinitely not the one France wants
France: neh, gotta be the one we want, you Britons don't have euro, so your guy cant be president
Germany: yeh, gotta be one of our guys
Random small country: just choose somebody, damnit!
We need a positive additude, we have to emphasize good things and fix the bad ones, I think we all agree on that one.
I certainly do agree with there... now all we have to figure out exactly HOW to fix it!! I wonder if any politicians read this?
Originally posted by 1Ting4SureWeAreNotAlone
Joining the European Superstate is just away of putting all the different breeds of human in a cage together and watching them all tear each other apart. INSTEAD OF fighting against those who want to throw them all in the cage in the first place( the untouchables).