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The big problems of big Europe


Firstly, the integration process of the EU member states in the political sphere lags significantly behind the similar process in the economy. On the international political arena, the European Union does not have complete subjectivity, it is difficult for it to "speak with one voice."

Secondly, the United States, which has a whole herd of Trojan horses from among the “young Eastern European democracies” in the EU camp, is actively intriguing against united Europe. Admission of new members to the European Union is skillfully used by Washington to foment conflicts between the “locomotives” of this organization - Germany and France, on the one hand, and the rest of the European Union - on the other. That is why the European Commission at one time called Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia "potential sources of problems for the European Union."

Thirdly, the problem of adopting a single European constitution came to the fore. And it happened long before the failure of the referendum on its adoption, as the draft constitution of the European Union, promoted by Berlin and Paris, puts in a privileged position the countries with the largest population, that is, Germany and France, which are interested in creating a federal European state under their control . This option, emanating from the strongest continental powers of Europe, categorically does not suit the UK, focused on the Anglo-Saxon tandem and coordinating actions with the United States.

Fourthly, the EU member states are not able to reach consensus on issues relating to the collective security of Europe, including cooperation in the areas of justice and the fight against terrorism. Due to the serious lag in the EU integration process in the areas of politics, diplomacy and security, the member countries of the union take special care in sharing information on these issues (the Snowden case, which showed that such caution is not in vain, clearly will not help to solve this problem).

Fifth, Western European scientists note that the economies of their countries are faced with the problem of state financing of the social sphere. The emerging demographic situation is alarming, above all - low birth rates combined with high life expectancy. For the economy, this means that due to deductions from wages, less and less money is being received to pay pensions, unemployment benefits, and social benefits. At the same time, there are less and less employees financing the insurance system.

Sixth, the agrarian policy of the European Union is alarming. Despite the fact that his countries are oriented towards the observance of the principles of a market economy, the EU agrarian policy is in complete contradiction with these principles. With the adoption of new states, the problem only became more complicated. Countries with a developed agricultural sector like Poland and Hungary significantly - several times - exacerbate the problem of overproduction and distribution of agricultural products.

Seventh, the economic gap between new and old EU members is becoming more and more obvious. The per capita GDP of the “young” members of the European Union did not even reach half of the average organization of the previous composition; in some “young” member countries, this ratio is 1: 4. It is hardly possible to eliminate this gap, and such an imbalance creates additional problems for the development of the European Union as a whole.

Eighth, the entry of new countries into the European Union leads to conflicts related to the redistribution of funds. On the one hand, developed countries are resisting additional contributions to general funds. On the other hand, the countries that were assisted (Spain, Ireland, Portugal) want to continue to receive funds from these funds.

Ninth, the necessary reforms of the EU decision-making system are very difficult. Small member states are concerned about the control of big ones over the affairs of the European Union and their own marginalization, while the big countries are fighting for a combination of rights and duties, hoping to keep the Union’s affairs under control through their defining financial contribution to the general budget. In addition, after the enlargement of the EU, the difference between the new and old members in the polity and justice systems became noticeable. The process of adapting laws and regulations of the European Union with new members is long and thorny.

Tenth, the future of the euro is unclear. Frits Bolkenstein, the European Union’s Commissioner for the Unified Market, said in an article published by The Financial Times in the middle of 2000's in the middle of the year: “The euro is facing a difficult test. After 10 years, Europe will face enormous challenges when it becomes necessary to pay pensions to a rapidly aging population ... I believe that the euro’s long-term survival chances are dubious. ”
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  1. experienced
    experienced 15 August 2013 21: 29
    "You can’t shove in the unstoppable" (c) we are now observing this. Germany is cranking out civilized colonization. Almost all countries have suffered from the unification and common borders except England (they left their currency) and Germany, but they have always been a locomotive.
    It is surprising that now there are countries that are ready to go on a suicide of their economies as lemings belay
    1. svp67
      svp67 15 August 2013 21: 34
      Quote: seasoned
      You can’t shove the uncanny
      Yes, for me, it’s better to do their experiments and spend all their strength and money on this than prepare a new war ...
      1. RUSSIA 2013
        RUSSIA 2013 16 August 2013 08: 00
        Yes, the United States does not need a strong Europe, but let's look with a pile of belfries, it’s good and we don’t need it, why do we need a strong competitor on the Zapod, let them bite and share what they want at home, and we need to use this time for good. I’m busting the economy and reequipping the army, which concerns the euro, I think the issue is still debatable, it is not a bad counterweight as a reserve currency to the dollar, but we need to strengthen and convert the ruble by selling oil and gas for rubles, thereby we will move the position of the euro and the dollar .Maybe I am mistaken it will be interesting to know the opinion of other users.
    2. eplewke
      eplewke 16 August 2013 11: 22
      Type of Ukraine! Kill your economy, split the country in two, but lick your ass Europe ...
  2. serge-68-68
    serge-68-68 15 August 2013 21: 38
    You can add five more, but God be with her, with Europe. Personally, I am more concerned about the low salaries of teachers in my area, whose increase to the level promised to Putin by the leadership, this leadership has already reported, rising prices for utilities and gas, horseradish roads and so on and so forth in my country.
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    2. polly
      polly 15 August 2013 23: 30
      -Stierlitz! I had a terrible dream about Germany: on the calendar 2012. We have a chancellor - a woman, a foreign minister - a fagot, and we pay money to Romanians and Greeks ...
      If Mueller knew that the Standartenfuhrer Stirlitz dreams about the Soviet Union in general and about 2012 in particular ...
  3. Rashid
    Rashid 15 August 2013 21: 52
    Napoleon tried to create the European Union and he almost succeeded, although it was not Greece and Ireland that prevented him, but Russia. Then Hitler tried to unite all of Europe and he almost succeeded (I repeat again). Let them "unite", only so that they do not touch us and do not involve us in their affairs.
  4. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 15 August 2013 21: 59
    In 10 years, Europe will face enormous challenges when it becomes necessary to pay pensions to rapidly aging populations.
    All pensioners now arriving in Europe will obviously not contain "populace" .. (they keep them so far ..) Played shorter in Europe .. in all these cases trying to cover up their cowardice and impotence .. Lie under the Arabs. .. again as under Hitler (silently without resistance ..) ..
    1. arkady149
      arkady149 15 August 2013 23: 13
      Quote: MIKHAN
      In 10 years, Europe will face enormous challenges when it becomes necessary to pay pensions to rapidly aging populations.

      Unfortunately, this hemorrhage will not pass us either.
  5. 12345
    12345 15 August 2013 22: 04
    ... the USA is actively intriguing, having in the EU camp a whole herd of "Trojan horses" from among the "young East European democracies." The admission of new members to the European Union is skillfully used by Washington to fuel conflicts between the "locomotives" of this organization - Germany and France ...

    If the French president was not a crypto-gay, he could have moved the "Madame Chancellor" to revise the composition of the European Union in order to kick out the "Trojan" parasites from there.

    Eat their US candy wrappers directly feed.
    1. vadson
      vadson 15 August 2013 22: 54
      you won’t be fed up if the United States launches a hyper inflation project (to write off debts)
  6. Peaceful military
    Peaceful military 16 August 2013 01: 19
    Everything is so and not quite so. The EU, like NATO, hastily and at the same time expanded by adopting the same republics on the principle - let us be friends against Russia. Everything else was not taken into account. Almost 10 years have passed since the first wave, and this "all the rest" got out, and, moreover, the question of who became worse, the true European allies, or those who fenced off from Russia. After all, the condition for admission to the EU was the destruction of the remnants of industry and agriculture (and many more nuances), and the condition for joining NATO was the obligation to keep the level of military spending at least 2% of GDP (and many more nuances).
  7. michajlo
    michajlo 16 August 2013 01: 44
    Good evening everyone! In the EU from 2009 (world financial crisis began in 2008), problems only intensify and worsen.
    The prospects for real improvement are not visible, few believe in the false promises of the authorities.
    I register young people (17-25 years old), so far a little, and who were born after the "velvet revolution", hear about it only "perversions for brainwashing", but they also look for information, data, ask the stash and ask questions, what was wrong with socialism, why he could not resist, or who pushed him to one side.
    In 1995-1995 I was still caught here in Slovakia with the remnants of the social industry and agricultural production (1996), but the plants were quickly put on their knees, went bankrupt, plundered and divided.
    Now there is little full production, only assembly car factories, in this industry Slovakia is a small EU giant ...

    The prospects for the EU are very vague or black, especially for East European young members.
  8. taseka
    taseka 16 August 2013 06: 11
    It's just that the liberal gayrope is following the path of the Holy Roman Empire - "everything is back to square one!"
  9. kartalovkolya
    kartalovkolya 16 August 2013 07: 57
    Yes, for which we fought and ran! And they called the whole world about what outstanding economists they have, well, they calculated everything, and the result ... Well, at least we took into account the experience of German unification, how everything went and goes with difficulty. here they gathered a horde of freeloaders who were accustomed to parasitizing at the expense of the USSR and thought to strengthen the EU. No, the Democratic guys feed, or else they will run to someone else!
  10. individual
    individual 16 August 2013 08: 56
    Greater Europe is a political pyramid, where Germany and France compete in dividing the pie, and the rest of those who join receive crumbs from the master's table.
    The pyramid will collapse dragging large Europe under the ruins.
  11. michajlo
    michajlo 16 August 2013 14: 17
    Quote: kartalovkolya
    Yes, for which we fought and ran! And they called the whole world about what outstanding economists they have, well, they calculated everything, and the result ... Well, at least we took into account the experience of German unification, how everything went and goes with difficulty. here they gathered a horde of freeloaders who were accustomed to parasitizing at the expense of the USSR and thought to strengthen the EU. No, the Democratic guys feed, or else they will run to someone else!

    № 1.
    Good afternoon, dear "kartalovkolya"! Regarding your expression of "parasitism" on the USSR / EU, I do not agree with this formulation of the question. This topic should be covered in a separate family, here even a large note from 2-4 parts is not enough.
    1. When the Gorby & Co gang in 1985 began the process of breaking up the USSR, one of its first steps was the words to the leadership of the ATS countries: "We will support you more, we will not defend you, now you are on your own, live as you know!" hi
    The ATS countries themselves turned out to be against the West and all of them, one by one they were bent "into a ram's horn" in a short period (1985-1989 / only 4 years!).
    2. After coups, "trade union and velvet revolutions", bringing to power the puppets of the West (in Czechoslovakia, not only the West, but also Israel ...), the new leaders made a 180 degree turn.
    3. The inhabitants on all sides promised "rivers of milk and jelly banks" in the rich and lush West, they were called to NATO and the EU.
    4. True, before joining the EU, Eastern European countries, they imposed the fulfillment of the necessary requirements for cohabitation with senior members:
    - the elimination of their GOSTs, tied with the Soviet GOST (specifically here "CSTN" / old "Czechoslovak technical standards" were replaced by "STN-EN" / Slovak-European technical standards / for Slovakia specifically), whichWe are very free and vague, especially in the field of quality and harmlessness of food and consumer goods.
    There are solid and strict standards in the West only in the field of military equipment (MIL), and even in the field of instrumentation and medical equipment - their requirements below the old Soviet GOST.
    - liquidation (destruction, closure, destruction) of agricultural production, crops of sugar beets, their processing, farms, livestock, selection and others.
    Since there were corrupt politicians in power, they are (specifically in Slovakia) absolutely all requirements from the EU and committed suicidal obligations.
    By the way, in Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic, there are tops more "nationalistic" / "that is, popular" approached to these requirements of the EU, and DID NOT DESTROY the majority of agricultural production and processing, but in the Czech Republic and Poland kept more prom. enterprises! ?
  12. michajlo
    michajlo 16 August 2013 14: 23
    № 2
    5. About parasitizing on the USSR / EU, I can give exact data and facts (not from other people's conversations). Until 1989, the ATS countries received energy resources from the USSR at a "fraternal price" (not world price), they had production of military equipment according to Soviet models or not based on them,
    and the USSR itself was large market for quality goods from socialist countries. Specifically, the medical equipment, machine tools, tractor diesel engines, clothes, shoes, medicines, products, etc., came from the CSFR to the USSR.
    6. After 1989, while living in the EU and "doing business" with the EU, here all their production, capacities were "scrapped", sold cheaply or for a symbolic euro to German, French, American and Italian manufacturers. Only 10-20 plants in the whole of Slovakia (5 million inhabitants) - after privatization they expanded and modernized, the rest "shrank" and they only have "some" stages of production, but not the whole cycle.
    Of the big Slovak automobile industry, only one Korean KIA besides a large car assembly in Zilina has in Slovakia 100% production of all components.
    7. Moreover, under the Agreements, practically all large investors first received various benefits, "tax holidays", land for a symbolic price, etc. for 10-15 years.
    Now, after the end of this grace period, many of their foreign firms are cutting production or closing it in Slovakia.
    А the Slovak manufacturers themselves, only grumble that if they had the same incentives and benefits, that is, just like the West, they could produce goods and products in the CP and give their own work here. But the authorities in Slovakia ne Slovak patriots and "western dolls", therefore, there is no work in Slovakia; food, goods, medicines, etc. are imported.
    And until 1989, the CSFR produced everything from locomotives, river vessels, jet training fighters, tanks, trucks, to X-ray machines, dental equipment and food, and there was plenty of it, well external balance of payments was 0%, i.e. balanced!
    And now every year external debt is only growing.
    8. Regarding the "parasitism" of small countries on large ones, here many, both in the EU and in the CIS, fall for false concepts and patterns.
    For example only for a short period of 2004-2012 (before the entry of the SR into the EU and now), the debt of the SR / Slovakia grew from 16 to 74 billion euros !!!
    Those. to be honest, "developed Europe" does not feed "impoverished Slovakia", а deftly and imperceptibly sucks billions from it (as profit, recalculations, expenses, etc.).
    Exactly the same destiny of all without exception ex socialist countries and Baltic independence.? states.