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02 March, 2017

Juncker in total denial: unable to see the fast-sinking European 'Titanic'


The president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, presented a proposal containing five scenarios on which path Europe should take after Brexit. It is not surprising that the scenarios offer zero real solutions. We shouldn't expect anything more from a lobby-occupied neoliberal bureaucrat who has no vision.

What's most surprising however, is that the first scenario suggests simply to let Europe go on under current status! In other words, according to this scenario, nothing needs to change!

From Telegraph :

The European Union could give up on its dreams of political union and become “nothing but the single market” under a radical proposal put forward yesterday by Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission. The proposal was one of five scenarios laid out by Mr Juncker in a white paper designed to kick-start a debate on the future of the EU after Britain quits the Union in 2019.

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Scenario 1. Carrying on

In this scenario the EU27 "sticks to its course" but, Mr Juncker notes, the speed of EU decision-making "depends on overcoming differences of views in order to deliver on collective long-term priorities". In other words, the decision-making remains unwieldy, as at present.

Mr Juncker says that by 2025 this strategy will deliver only "incremental progress" on jobs, economy and the Euro, while on defence, EU co-operation is "deepened in terms of research, industry and joint procurement" allowing member states to "pool some military capabilities and to enhance financial solidarity for EU missions abroad".

Pros and cons: the "unity of the 27 is preserved" but will still require a "collective resolve" to deliver on key issues, a resolve that has been transparently lacking of late, say on immigration and back-stopping the Euro. The risk, adds Mr Juncker is that in the absence of such unity, Europe may fail to "close the gap between promises on paper and citizens’ expectations".

Juncker is a characteristic sample of the European bureaucrat who has completely lost his touch with reality and with the average European citizen. He sees the European titanic sinking, yet, he still considers as a possibility to retain the same course for the euro-ship that goes straight to the iceberg. If you still wonder why the nationalists and the Far Right are ready to take over the continent, just take a look on European officials like Juncker. There are plenty of them around.

Although Brexit attributed exclusively to the voters that attracted by the nationalist rhetoric, the violent austerity imposed to Greece and other countries by the European Commission, the ECB and the IMF, deliberately ignored by the establishment. However, Yanis Varoufakis described recently his experience with the British audience, concluding that Brexit would not had occur if the Europeans would not had crush the Greek government in 2015.

Juncker will never identify the roots of the current EU collapse. The catastrophic policies promoted by the bankers and the lobbyists against the 'guinea pig' Greece and the other eurozone countries.

Well, no surprise here. Apart from the LuxLeaks scandal that has been miraculously forgotten very quickly, Juncker declared openly that Lobbies and groups of interests in the EU are unavoidable!

So, don't be surprised when you see the euro-ship sinking because this is an inevitable ending with such a mix of lobbies' puppets in the leadership of Europe.

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