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Originally posted by tamusan
reply to post by JennaDarling
If you don't like the EU, you are free to leave. Get a flight. Get a flight.
Go be a patsy to America. You will be worse off there.
You have no sovereignty, you are a debtor.
I highly doubt it's worse in America. My lack of debt makes me a sovereign.edit on 22-8-2011 by tamusan because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Skyfloating
Why is it that common opinion is that the fault always lies with the banks instead of the people and countries borrowing money? If you dont want banks to control stuff, quit borrowing from them.
Originally posted by eldard
reply to post by Jepic
lolz your continent is a joke. You've got the self-entitled north and the free-loading south and the still barbaric east. And that joke of an isle ruled by a German queen. All the while singlehandedly depending on German engineering prowess.
(The text is a rough copy from wiki so not totaly credible, but roughly describes our exceptions)
Section A: Citizenship
The provisions of Part Two of the Treaty establishing the European Community relating to citizenship of the Union give nationals of the Member States additional rights and protection as specified in that Part. They do not in any way take the place of national citizenship.
The question whether an individual possesses the nationality of a Member State will be settled solely by reference to the national law of the Member State concerned.
With the adoption of a similar clause applying to all member states in the Amsterdam Treaty, this opt-out is now de facto meaningless.
Section B: Economic and monetary union
The Protocol on certain provisions relating to Denmark attached to the Treaty establishing the European Community gives Denmark the right to notify the Council of the European Communities of its position concerning participation in the third stage of Economic and Monetary Union. Denmark has given notification that it will not participate in the third stage. This notification will take effect upon the coming into effect of this decision.
As a consequence, Denmark will not participate in the single currency, will not be bound by the rules concerning economic policy which apply only to the Member States participating in the third stage of Economic and Monetary Union, and will retain its existing powers in the field of monetary policy according to its national laws and regulations, including powers of the National Bank of Denmark in the field of monetary policy.
Denmark will participate fully in the second stage of Economic and Monetary Union and will continue to participate in exchange-rate cooperation within the EMS.
Note: The benefit of this exception is also debatable. Some other EU members have opted out of the common currency without an agreed exception. The UK has their own exception, but Sweden for instance does not.
Section C: Defence policy
The Heads of State and Government note that, in response to the invitation from the Western European Union (WEU), Denmark has become an observer to that organisation. They also note that nothing in the Treaty on European Union commits Denmark to become a member of the WEU. Accordingly, Denmark does not participate in the elaboration and the implementation of decisions and actions of the Union which have defence implications, but will not prevent the development of closer cooperation between Member States in this area.
Section D: Justice and home affairs
Denmark will participate fully in cooperation on Justice and Home Affairs on the basis of the provisions of title VI of the Treaty on European Union.
(The text is a rough copy from wiki so not totaly credible, but roughly describes our exception)
Originally posted by Jepic
You have to understand. My continent is vast in cultures and history. All of which go back for millenia.
I'm confident my continent will come out stronger and more united than ever from this crisis.