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The farewell to the EU's early

it takes Place now, the March of the populists to Brussels? In the European elections on may 26. May be you want to take on in Europe the Power of the old elite

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The farewell to the EU's early

it takes Place now, the March of the populists to Brussels? In the European elections on may 26. May be you want to take on in Europe the Power of the old elites to plunge, and the EU disassemble, perhaps, in its individual parts. You have it announced, nationalists and populists of various Stripes. There is talk of a destiny of choice.

But that's true at all? Clearly, it is the eurosceptics and EU opponents, who have made of Europe on the subject. Yes, the Pro-Europeans have to be the EU-opponents, grateful. You have managed to put Europe on the Agenda. And Yes, the election is a duel between a Emmanuel Macron and a Matteo Salvini or Viktor Orban on the other.

The EU is India, the world's second-largest venue of a democratic election. 450 million voters in 28 member States between 23. and 26. May cast their votes, the British still counted. Since the introduction of direct elections in 1979, with the then nine member States, fell to the participation of 63 percent. 2014 was happy to have a decline of 42 percent stabilized.

The EU was for a long time, a bureaucracy monster that only cared about things such as the cucumber curvature. The perception has changed, starting in 2009 with the financial crisis followed by the Euro crisis. Europe has been widely debated suddenly violent over austerity and Greece's rescue. Somehow, the EU is all. Since then the European Public.

in 2015, came to the refugee and migration crisis, and again drew the populists the Failure of the Federal States. You do not benefit where the EU meets the expectations, because the national governments in Brussels, co-decide, to take home for only the successes.


protects The populists the issues, but the Pro-Europeans to learn, also inspired by Emmanuel Macron, with its positive Agenda, from the Europe that protects. Prior to the Chinese Dumping, against the digital corporations that pay no taxes, wage dumping and climate change. Orban, Salvini and co. want to make the Migration back to the topic. So you don't get to meet but the mood, and also the governments have made their tasks. Need for the EU to control their borders and protect, is the consensus today. Thus, irregular immigration and asylum numbers are already back to the pre-crisis level by 2015.

fear of nationalism

So what makes the Eastern and southern Europeans today, the out-migration of their compatriots more concern than immigration. Before the European elections of climate change, as well as rampant corruption, wherein, in the new member States of the EU as an ally against the national elites. Likewise, the fear is mobilised in front of a new nationalism that could tear Europe apart.

However, you have to take the EU Parliament seriously? Many only know of the expenses scandals and to pack up the circus, forcing the deputies, once in the month of your documents in moving boxes and drive for your plenary sessions from Brussels to Strasbourg. The EU Parliament is a Parliament, a debating club only. Since the last Treaty reform, the EU-Parliament, but almost like a national legislature, can now have a say almost everywhere. It is not siding for discarded national politicians, but more often a springboard to higher Offices. Also illustrating the importance of profit. The largest of the Democracy deficit elsewhere, namely in the Council of Ministers, a kind of chamber of the Federal States, where the national Ministers days are still mostly behind closed doors.

the More democracy there is, because the capitals want to. The major parties compete for the second Time in 2014 with a Europe-wide top candidates, the Christian social Manfred Weber of Bavaria, the conservative European people's party (EPP), the Dutchman Frans Timmermans for the socialists and Democrats (S&D). The winner will be the next President of the Commission, the successor to the heads of state and government behind closed doors to be chosen.

Often it is those, the defendant's lack of democracy, blocking a Change. Thus, the member States have prevented the parties may, this time to compete with TRANS-national lists. The nationalists mobilise against the EU. But you want to crush, therefore, really the EU, in their individual States to resolve? Here, too, something is changing. U.S. President Donald Trump no longer pulls up as a Cheerleader, and the efforts of the British with the Brexit, the political Chaos in London, to deter imitators. Also, the Greek example in the Euro crisis is not inviting, the unit of currency in question.

No wonder, gone is the demand for the exit from the Euro or EU from most programs. The populist, the EU no longer want to destroy, but the Power in the institutions.

EU is so popular like never

However, the prognosis can be risk: The March to Brussels will not take place. The populists will stagnate in some countries, the high level of 2014, in other although. Across the member States of the EU, but according to surveys, as popular as ever, thanks in part to Brexit, Donald Trump and the challenge from China. The populists mobilize, but also the fear of a relapse into the nationalism is moving many EU-citizens, this time for their vote.

The farewell to the EU comes too early. The nationalists might come to a quarter of the mandates, far from the majority. And you will have a hard time, as a common Block. The similarities are easy to list, the differences predominate.

Fragmented Parliament

The International of nationalists. What threatens is a further fragmentation of the EU Parliament, as is also observed in the member States. So the two major factions of the conservative European people's party and the social Democrats have, for the first time together is no longer a majority. So an end to secret Grand coalition.

It will need the liberals or the Greens, which the debate on Europe to revive. It must not be bad, if the Pro-Europeans can get it together, and the nationalists do not divide. Otherwise, the halt, and the nationalists will benefit in the next election in fact, of the powerlessness of the EU. The March to Brussels would be only postponed.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 17.04.2019, 20:45 PM

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