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originally posted by: eletheia
a reply to: anxiouswens
Germany has always wanted to dominate Europe there were two
world wars in an effort to do so. Hitler's perfect Arian race??
They lost both the wars .... so are now doing the
'domination thing' with a more modest softly softly approach??
We (GB/UK) will be better on our own.
IF, and its a big IF, we actually get a referendum do you think there will be a brexit or do you think most will vote to remain?
Over the course of the crisis, the European executive has accrued more and more authority. Key decisions are being taken by the council, the commission and ECB – in other words, the very institutions that are either insufficiently legitimated to take such decisions or lack any democratic basis. Streeck and I also share the view that this technocratic hollowing out of democracy is the result of a neoliberal pattern of market-deregulation policies. The balance between politics and the market has come out of sync, at the cost of the welfare state. Where we differ is in terms of the consequences to be drawn from this predicament. I do not see how a return to nation states that have to be run like big corporations in a global market can counter the tendency towards de-democratisation and growing social inequality – something that we also see in Great Britain, by the way. Such tendencies can only be countered, if at all, by a change in political direction, brought about by democratic majorities in a more strongly integrated “core Europe”. The currency union must gain the capacity to act at the supra-national level. In view of the chaotic political process triggered by the crisis in Greece we can no longer afford to ignore the limits of the present method of intergovernmental compromise.
They are also the instigators of the refugee crisis that is playing out. As soon as they said they would welcome any refugees from Syria, then the flood gates opened.
Throughout the whole of 2013, a total of 2,925 vessels of various shapes and sizes landed on Italian shores, carrying about 43,000 people, including nearly 4,000 children.
This represented a rise of 325 per cent on the previous year.
The number of asylum applications received in 2014 in European Union (EU) Member States has risen by 25 per cent compared to the same period in 2013. A quarter of the applicants are of Afghan, Eritrean or Syrian origin, and a similar proportion are under 18 years of age. There have also been many more asylum applications from stateless people, with an estimated total of 436,000 people across the European Union. Germany continues to be the recipient of the largest number of asylum applications, followed by France, Sweden, Italy and the United Kingdom.
originally posted by: Peeple
The UK has become the annoying kid in the back of the classroom.
Of course you guys don't get a leading role or a voice if you want to then here is a fun suggestion:
originally posted by: crayzeed
I wont go into all the subsidies that you do get like free cavity wall insulation, free loft insulation. help to fit double glazing. Oh you thought it was the UK government picking up that tab. Think again that is EU money.