- Mar 31, 2017
The problem with the EU is that some powerful people want to transform it from the free trade organisation focusing on mutual development and support, which member states signed up to, into a federal state of itself. The missing factor is public support for these moves. It's likely that if a referendum was held in each member state right now that most would vote to leave. Ireland, of course, would vote to remain. Ireland was lucky to have a robust constitution that required the people to be consulted at every stage of the development of the EU. Most countries didn't have that privilege and some, including Germany AFAIK, never consulted their people directly at any point since 1972 (or never!). It's no wonder people are cynical.Why do you want to dismantle the EU the most advanced effort at international cooperation in the world in a continent parts of which were reduced to ruin by imperial/totalitarian wars over the centuries?
If the powers that be have any cop on, they'll put the brakes on the United States of Europe "project". Otherwise they'll recreate the popular discontent that led to previous European wars.