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Victims of European integration

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Victims of European integration



21 December 2007 Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, which were among the 9 new member states of the European Union, joined the Schengen Agreement. Thus, they completed the process of incorporation into Euro-Atlantic structures. But were the hopes for the well-being and prosperity that was to follow after that?

By the time the EU expanded in 2004, the Schengen Agreement became part of the Maastricht Treaty - the main document that marked the beginning of European integration. For “newcomers,” a three-year transition period was envisaged, during which they were to bring their legislation in line with European requirements.

In particular, due to the lack of funds in local budgets, additional funds from Brussels were required for the re-equipment of border customs points according to the standards of the unified Schengen Information System - a database that contains information about third-country nationals located in the European Union, as well as whose entry into the countries of Europe is prohibited.

The transformation process has affected many areas of public administration: border control, information security, interaction with the police, administrative procedures. Naturally, the reforms were carried out under the constant supervision of numerous commissions and inspections from the central Brussels authorities.

With the final entry into force of the Schengen Agreement between the Baltic countries and their EU member neighbors, border control points ceased to exist, allowing citizens to travel, go to other countries to study, etc., without receiving visas.

However, the attractive idea of ​​free movement of people and capital within the European Union proved to be a double-edged sword, given the current state of the economy of the Baltic states. If in the 2004 year, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia were viewed by Western investors as attractive for financial investments, then with the onset of the global financial crisis, the economic development of these countries began to be characterized by negative dynamics. Thus, in 2009, the decline on average averaged 15% of GDP, which had negative consequences for social security and health care costs.

As a result of the austerity policies pursued, almost one fifth of Estonians were below the poverty line. In Lithuania and Latvia, this figure was, according to various estimates, up to 30-40%. These circumstances have caused a sharp outflow of the population, mainly of working age, to the countries of western Europe. Competitive specialists strive to provide themselves with the best living conditions, education and work.

To date, the failures of the governments of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, which continue to adhere to the neoliberal paradigm, which does not envisage an active role of the state in ensuring social development, are becoming obvious first of all to the residents of these countries. Unfortunately, dissatisfaction with the level of income and the quality of services provided by the state is expressed in the demographic crisis caused by a sharp decline in the birth rate, as well as in the desire of many Balts to find a place under the sun outside their homeland. Such is the price of the unconditional desire of the rulers of these countries at any cost to become a member of the “European common home”.
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  1. Butters
    Butters 22 December 2016 05: 42
    0
    Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia were considered by Western investors as attractive for financial injections
    And why invest in them that they can offer the world? Sprats that few eat abroad?
    1. GSH-18
      GSH-18 22 December 2016 08: 48
      +6
      Nehai continue in the same vein. In about .XNUMX years, one name will remain from these amerikons. The process is going according to plan. Victims of their own sore head.
      1. Evdokim
        Evdokim 22 December 2016 09: 31
        +1
        Drunk overslept, dur.k Baltic never. They’re diagnosed with such a mania of independence, and there the grass doesn’t grow.
        1. Andrey Yuryevich
          Andrey Yuryevich 22 December 2016 14: 44
          0
          Victims of European integration
          they have an opinion: "victims of the Soviet occupation" ...
  2. izya top
    izya top 22 December 2016 05: 51
    +11
    you look at the former republics of the USSR (all) and you see, yes, the occupier was bad, the inheritance was only enough for 20 years recourse
  3. Lexa-149
    Lexa-149 22 December 2016 06: 41
    +6
    Baltic extinctions ...
    1. thinker
      thinker 22 December 2016 10: 17
      0
      No, "tigers" (tattered cats) yes
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 22 December 2016 07: 01
    +4
    Such is the price of the unconditional desire of the rulers of these countries at any cost to become a member of the "European common home."


    We will not interfere with suicide. Moreover, they themselves want this.
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 22 December 2016 07: 18
    +1
    A member European home became, and then? The Baltics should not even be considered a "member" in the truest sense of the word - it is rather a female body, ready at any time and on demand to substitute itself under the United States.
  6. Mikhail m
    Mikhail m 22 December 2016 07: 55
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    Interestingly, and "non-citizens" also ride the Schengen in Europe? Or did Brussels also come up with special laws for them? And with human rights, silence.
    Anyone in the know?
  7. parusnik
    parusnik 22 December 2016 08: 07
    +2
    Do not pick up shovels from the Baltic states .. Let yourself dig deeper and deeper into your hole .. Then we will pump water there, we will breed geese ...
  8. antivirus
    antivirus 22 December 2016 08: 16
    +2
    the Balts are doing everything right, they live as they want.
    we come up with problems with their countries ourselves, if statehood ends, this is the solution to the Baltic states,
    1. avt
      avt 22 December 2016 09: 23
      0
      Quote: antivirus
      the Balts are doing everything right, they live as they want.

      Well, nice. Such reservations are ethnic.
  9. Wolka
    Wolka 22 December 2016 08: 21
    +1
    Well, yes, and there’s no need to fight, they themselves will come running and serve on a silver platter, but why do we need this gutallin ...
  10. Egoza
    Egoza 22 December 2016 09: 19
    0
    If Vanga’s prediction is true that the USSR will be reborn, then you need to think very well who to take there.
  11. captain
    captain 22 December 2016 10: 34
    0
    There is a cleaning of the territory, for further colonization.
  12. Irbenwolf
    Irbenwolf 22 December 2016 10: 41
    +2
    Great, powerful and glorious Russia (and its inhabitants) were given three dwarf states ... If the "Ukrainians are not brothers", then what can we say about the unfortunate Chukhonts and others like them - they are in a nightmare too (Russians) brothers of such a great Russia did not cram.

    Why, then, are Russians so interested in what happens on the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea? After all, except for "sprat-which-no-one-eats" (except for the Russians) there is nothing there. Will they be filthy (at the onset of the hour "h")? Will definitely be! Whoever pays more - in favor of that and will defile. At the same time, even if you pay well (offer), but you call it "garbage" - they will choose those who pay less, but call it "human."

    It's like with the Ukrainians. For 20 years the whole nation was called nothing but “gas thieves.” (All 40 million people and all thieves as one.) The result was suddenly a hostile Ukraine with “non-brothers”. And all such "worthless" (from the point of view of the Russian Patriot) are very easy to handle with "damned pale-faced".

    So if the field is carefully plowed by a chauvinistic plow - it’s a sin not to throw a little nationalism into it.
    1. seos
      seos 22 December 2016 11: 31
      +3
      1) No one called Ukrainians thieves - we always considered them fraternal people and everyone was VERY surprised by their hatred for us.
      2) 5 years ago, I argued with one woman that the Balts hate. She's just from there with a tour. She came traveling - she told me how friendly they were ... I couldn’t prove to her - now most likely she realized that I was right.
      And moreover, we in Russia just recently learned the same thing that the Balts hate us, some found out only now ...
      1. Irbenwolf
        Irbenwolf 22 December 2016 14: 23
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        1. The Russian central heating system was not particularly versed in the personalities of thieves (although it is very well able to do this when necessary) just Ukraine. Generally so to speak. And my grandmother carried the last pension in the Ukrainian village to pay for gas, because without heat, she won’t survive the winter ... now she stole the most from Russia (if you believe the patriots)

        2. The Balts love money, but the Germans taught them that they are better (farm laborers) than the Russians. Everything ... settled on the genetic level. It’s like the Poles, only poorer and more stupid.
    2. avt
      avt 22 December 2016 12: 49
      +1
      Quote: IrbenWolf
      From what, then, is the Russian so interested in what comes on the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea?

      So Peter "1 after the Great Northern War, the Swedes were even paid money for the Baltic states. So the question is solely in restitution - the restoration of property rights. bully
      Quote: IrbenWolf
      The result was suddenly a hostile Ukraine with "non-brothers".

      That juggle something about
      Quote: IrbenWolf
      suddenly turned

      not necessary, especially here on the site. The great ukras have completely grown from the very creation of the theory of the appearance of this subspecies of banderlogs by the Poles during the time of Alexander No. 1 to the practical execution by the Austrians with the delivery of the yellow-black flag of Lower Austria and the coronation of the hetman by the occupying German troops in the Kiev circus.
      1. Irbenwolf
        Irbenwolf 22 December 2016 14: 40
        +1
        So the question is exclusively in restitution - restoration of property rights.

        How many lands paid for by Russian blood donated to anyone Russia and, above all, its rulers.

        Quite a great growth for themselves.

        There were always ukrantsy. (I will not go into history, this is the lot of those who "UKRov" creates). And forgive this passage - they grew up ... Russians. Don't be offended. There was no thought to offend anyone. Just to clarify the thought:

        The differences between the Russian and Ukrainian languages ​​at the moment are due to ... reforms of the RUSSIAN language undertaken by both the Romanovs and the Soviets at the dawn of the USSR. The Ukrainian DIALECT of Russian was of no interest to anyone (literate serfs in Russia in the 19th century were only 3% (three!); The level of Negro slaves in the USA was 5% or 7% (I could be wrong)). Time passed and it became more like an independent language. (Is it the fault of the Ukrainians?)

        And do not call Galicians Ukrainians. They relate themselves to the Hungarians (had a chance to talk). They even have a church subordinate to the pope. It so happened that at this historical stage it was they (the Galician-Western Ukrainians) who seized power in the country.
  13. MoJloT
    MoJloT 22 December 2016 10: 45
    +4
    Wherever we are, nor be on the remnants of the USSR, where we live, oil, gas, diamonds, gold, timber, minerals, etc. ?
  14. Old warrior
    Old warrior 22 December 2016 11: 40
    0
    Victims of their own stupidity and unjustified megalomania of their own greatness.
  15. Belopolyak
    Belopolyak 22 December 2016 11: 44
    +1
    I thought they would write something new .... but no. The topic is unremarkable.
    1. neuman
      22 December 2016 11: 48
      0
      optimization of the legal framework and the technical component under the requirements of Schengen has not been previously carefully described. here I tried to give a brief insight into this process
      1. Belopolyak
        Belopolyak 22 December 2016 13: 29
        0
        Quote: neuman
        optimization of the legal framework and the technical component under the requirements of Schengen has not been previously carefully described. here I tried to give a brief insight into this process

        There is a saying "The same eggs, only in profile"
        1. neuman
          22 December 2016 13: 40
          0
          In general, in the social and political sphere there are few events that take place absolutely identical in different countries. Somewhere the transition was more painless, in the Baltic countries had its own difficulties.
          1. Belopolyak
            Belopolyak 22 December 2016 19: 34
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            Quote: neuman
            In general, in the social and political sphere there are few events that take place absolutely identical in different countries. Somewhere the transition was more painless, in the Baltic countries had its own difficulties.

            I do not scold the article, but say that they have already written about this many times.
  16. nivander
    nivander 22 December 2016 14: 16
    0
    Sanitary Cardon EPT
  17. Proton
    Proton 22 December 2016 15: 06
    0
    Yes, the priebalts are just waiting for them to be captured, even though they will breathe more freely laughing or they’ll understand that they captured after 20 years laughing