31 May 2014

E.U. Crisis: Formation Lines Emerging After Skeptic Election Surge.

The De Facto “High Priestess” over Europe, Chancellor Merkel, endorses EU Federalist Jean Claude Juncker’s Commission presidency hopes. 

The Skeptic camp based in UK, Denmark, France, Greece, Hungary, Netherlands and Sweden, have voiced opposition to his selection.

To them he is an unyielding candidate, totally dedicated to Brussels style Federalism at all costs.

Main contenders, Martin Schulz LF & Jean Claude Juncker  RT vie for  votes to be commission president.
Do the skeptics really care. Is it already over for them. Are the Federalists gonna forge ahead regardless and
re-create an EU out whats left. Europe just got interesting again. Main image: by European Parliament service.    

This internal election will be a second test to decide if Europe is about to split into ideological warring groups, dedicated to all out victory over reform.

Juncker declared his right to rule after the European Peoples Party won largest party, but not the most seats. In the recent parliamentary elections, his share of the take was 24% of the votes and 34% of the seats.

A pretty impressive number, even if it is a drop in party MEP’s.

However, there is no given right to rule, in the rule book! A slip of the tongue perhaps or perhaps a divinity, after all, this man is very used to ruling.

Many candidates will be eligible for the vote and consensus should prevail in the end. One would think so, but then Brussels is technocratic and opaque.

Oh Dear, may I raise my hand to ask for more!!!............. Europe is just so interesting these days.    

26 May 2014

E.U. Elections: A Time to Listen: A time to Reform: A Time for Participation

Three issues dominating the European Union, Reform for Governance
The free movement of People and the Euro. A real opposition is on its way
to the EU parliament. The days of living on easy street are
over for the technocrats. Image: Strasbourg and Frankfurt. 
2014 E.U. elections have returned the roots of a strong tangible political opposition into Europe’s parliamentary chambers. It is a long awaited opposition to the unchecked faceless technocrats and passionately obsessive Federalists who have been leading the project to date.
Across Europe the results show a backlash to how the Union is managed by those in Brussels. Change must happen and happen soon.

The first big tests for the new embolden parliament are centred on three issues

Reformation of governance; Swift change from technocratic rule to parliamentary democracy is vital.
Without the mechanisms to alter major political and economic courses set by a few Federalists from Luxembourg and Belgium, then democrats across Europe will simply leave the Union.

The second issue is the free movement of people across Europe. This is a fundamental principal and pillar of the Union. But citizens who work hard all their lives and who have built up their strong economies are loathed to hear on TV documentaries; how new arrivals of often marginalised people congratulate their hosts on how generous their benefits systems are to them.
Marginalised and vulnerable people need to be settled, educated and given a sound stake in their future. Not tour their neighbour’s benefits systems willy-nilly for easy money and claim it’s their right to do so under EU law.

The third issue is the Euro. The statement in July 2012 by a wealthy Banker in Frankfurt, that he would do, “whatever it takes,” to save the Euro rings echoes of Moby Dick.

If the ship is not built properly to safety specifications then don’t expect it not to sink in a storm.

If the new opposition is not respected and these issues are not resolved in an open and transparent manner; then failure for the project in its present form is assured within the next 5 years.