The EU is the worlds most powerful economy. And thats the reason why the EU will not break apart.
Bollocks... you can take 20 countries and put them together and they can have the worlds most powerful economy too... that doesn't actually mean anything except when you add the resources and power of 20 has been former states together you get a state that is more powerful than any other single state...
Even trump did fold infront the EU and stopped his tariff threat. The Eu has unrivaled negotiation power and can force its economic will on anyone. Dictate billion $ penalties
on international corporations like Google, Apple.
Trump is a dick... nothing he does is important.
There will most likely also no BREXIT. There are indications they will have another referendum and another one until the result is what the elite sees as fitting.
That would be typically EU of them... keep having votes until you get the result you want...
I must also laugh about your migrant scare. Nothing happenes in politics without reason. Since 2015 migration was culled down by 97%. The migrants are used as tool to direct population
in a certain direction. The entire EU shifts more and more to the right.
Hahahaha... of course... all the centre left parties in power in europe followed policies with the express purpose of getting them kicked out of power and replaced by centre right parties... interesting hypothesis.... or are you suggesting that there is a secret all powerful collective behind the scenes controlling everything... in which elections in the EU mean fuck all and you should not even bother voting.... you know... like they did in Macedonia... clearly ahead of the average herd in the EU I guess.
Our own president Macron is a nice example for this. He speaks pro human rights but allows no migrants in, blocks all boats and orders military actions in african shitholes without any UN approval.
Yeah... he is very American. His speeches meet all the PC norms, but he acts like a Frenchman... The question is... did the French do this first and the Americans follow or was it the other way around.
Once the migrants are not needed anymore, they will be erased like so many times before.
Ya... mein fuhrer... vil it be ze ovenz, all civilised and tidy, or some open pit like they did in the Soviet Union during WWII?
The core question in Europe since almost 2000 years is the french / german question.
A united Europe under French or German rule. Thats the reason for the napoleonic wars, for the 1st world war and also the 2nd world war.
This dispute is setteled and today we have an Paris - Berlin axis.
Yes, a new axis of evil is coming, except you are not going to be ruling the world... just one pole in a multipolar system.
France is and always was an expansionist power. We want Europe as one. Even the Front National wants this.
France can want what it likes... I can't see the Italians or Greeks wanting to speak French or German...
And no, we dont need more church. The curch did hold Europe back. Europes roots are the Roman Empire.
The church has and can have an important cultural impact but limited.
Of course... the church is terribly corrupt and broken but still at its roots represents morality... can't let that get in the way can we?
As for international positions, Russia never was fully in the European concept. Some russian leaders tried that. Czar Peter and Cathrina. There was also a brief time when i was a little kid, when we had Chirac as president, who expanded the axis with german chancellor Schroder to Moscow with Putin.
Russia would not fit in with your european concept... Russia does not want to be told what to do from Brussels, or Paris or Berlin... which is to say ultimately they don't want to be under Washingtons orders.
We have nothing against Russia. We have interests. Thats a natural thing, just as you have interests. We took West Ukraine. With that we got some good soil for agriculture and also skilled mechanics who work for cheap wages and now build luxury cruise ships and war ships in Nantes.
You are also getting Chernobyl and a bunch of nazis that made the German and Austrian nazis look mild... most of the guards for the concentration camps in WWII were selected from the baltic states and the ukraine... they enjoyed their work... welcome to your gene pool.
You should not worry so much about Europe. Meanwhile China takes Siberia.
How? They can't even take Taiwan. They can buy what they need from Siberia... the west has built factories and now they are the manufacturing of consumer goods centre of the world and rapidly expanding into other areas, but as a military force largely untested and untried.
China invading Siberia is an American/European wet dream... just like India fighting China or India fighting Pakistan or Russia fighting anyone.
The amusing thing is that the last few fights the west has set up for Russia... like supporting ISIS in Syria and Iraq, and overthrowing the government in the Ukraine has all backfired and Russia has got the Crimea, and Iran is now in Iraq and Syria...
The EU is just a name. The process itself is irreversible. France wants a united Europe. Germany wants a united Europe. And with that, the decission is made.
What they want is irrelevant... and what they actually want is a europe united behind them... and I doubt they are going to get it the way they want.
As for hungary and some votes in EU parliament. The EU parliament is powerless. All this is without any effects. The EU supports Orban in his politics.
So you keep saying, but when it comes time to vote everyone goes super left centre PC... the eu is clearly the rainbow state...
The illiberal democracy is a the model of the future of Europe and something i find pretty attractive. The french presidential system would be the perfect example for all all of Europe.
Yeah, and ask someone from another country in the eu and they will likely think other eu countries should be run more like their country... except at a profit...