The Future of the EU

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Ah, a vote projection, we know how reliable they are - see Brexit, Trump, Scottish Independence, EU Constitution.
 
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Ah, a vote projection, we know how reliable they are - see Brexit, Trump, Scottish Independence, EU Constitution.
Switzerland referendum: Voters reject end to free movement with EU
Swiss voters have rejected a proposal to end an accord with the EU allowing the free movement of people.
With all referendum votes counted, nearly 62% said they wanted to keep free movement, while 38% were against.
 

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Hungary and Poland to set up rule-of-law institute to counter EU attacks
FILE PHOTO: Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto attends a news conference at the Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary and Poland will set up a joint institute to assess the state of rule of law across European Union member states so that they are "not taken for fools" over allegations of rule of law breaches, Hungary's foreign minister said on Monday.
After meeting Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau in Budapest, Peter Szijjarto said an EU report on the rule of law, which will soon be discussed in Brussels, was expected to be a political statement, rather than any well-founded assessment.
"The aim of this institute of comparative law would be that we should not be taken for fools," Szijjarto said, adding that he had "had enough of some western European politicians using us as a punchbag".
 

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Hungary and Poland to set up rule-of-law institute to counter EU attacks
FILE PHOTO: Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto attends a news conference at the Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary and Poland will set up a joint institute to assess the state of rule of law across European Union member states so that they are "not taken for fools" over allegations of rule of law breaches, Hungary's foreign minister said on Monday.
After meeting Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau in Budapest, Peter Szijjarto said an EU report on the rule of law, which will soon be discussed in Brussels, was expected to be a political statement, rather than any well-founded assessment.
"The aim of this institute of comparative law would be that we should not be taken for fools," Szijjarto said, adding that he had "had enough of some western European politicians using us as a punchbag".
The way I see it none of them are leaving the EU nor will the proposal to expel them from the EU materialize that it if there's such a proposal.

The problem with you is you're clutching at straws to make your case that the EU is fundamentally dysfunctional & will implode. Rather that seems to be the future of UK, probably much before you croak.
 
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The way I see it, if you don't control your borders or your laws, you are not a country.
 

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The way I see it, if you don't control your borders or your laws, you are not a country.
The way I see it is this goes to the very heart of what is the philosophy of the EU in the present & particularly so in the future? Is it some sort of a suprastate? Or is it merely an economic union with some semblance of a federation of States?At it's most basic form the founding fathers of the EU envisaged it as a social, economic & political union of States with the Union coming together to form one common market having materialised successfully. With the economic component taken care of the others viz social & political union needs to be addressed.


Coming to the political union , to what extent will it allow for state powers & what are the federal powers it allows for the centre of such a unified state ? This is a work in progress. There aren't an easy answers nor will the final shape of the EU in terms of its social & political union come about in a couple of generations. As long as the majority recognize this, they will proceed with caution & attempt such a union with incremental measures rather than broad strokes which can be categorized as exponential ones.

To someone as dull as you, it'd seem as lethargy , incompetence , financial mismanagement & bureaucratic ineptitude . This isn't to say that instances of ineptitude owing to reasons described above don't occur.

But the guiding principle here appears to be to err on the side of caution before an institutional framework can be perfected to deal with such issues forming precedents which in future will be resolved thanks to institutional memory. That's how democracies evolve & institutions supporting such a democratic framework are built & sustained which in turn nourish Democratic roots.
 

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Macron, Merkel, Juncker, Verhofstadt and Tusk should take note, it's better to be far right than never right.
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The article doesn't say if it's exclusively for Muslim students or for all students.