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Thursday, November 1, 2012

The EU--Searching for a Narrative To Support Political Unification

I've written before that it seems almost a goal of the European bureaucrats to use the financial crises as a means of taking sovereignty from the member EU nations. That seems to be the conclusion of this Economist article, which describes some of the latest talks in Berlin:
Beyond that, everybody (even Britain's Mr Blair) seemed to be trying very hard to formulate a general and vague vision of political union -- ie, the passing of sovereignty from members states to Brussels. Much of the conversation was about how to sell ("narrate") that vision to the voters of the EU, for all involved must have been aware that referendums on political union would currently fail in most or all EU countries.

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