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If a UK Referendum to leave the EU succeeded, Britain would have to deal with a complex, new set of negotiations. They would have to deal both with facts of commerce and economy but also with myths that would reinforce treating the UK as an unreliable partner. Material loss from a poor negotiating stance would… » read more

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European Commission President Barroso, in his ‘State of the Union’ speech to the European Parliament on 12 September 2012 called for a Federation of Nation States. Was he confused or just badly informed? His proposal was to try to solve the EU’s politician-generated woes, both falling trust in politicians and skyrocketing debt mechanisms mortgaging future… » read more

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Trillions of euros have been lost to the European economy because companies are badly structured. They take their constitution from ideas current decades if not centuries ago. They are encumbered with antiquated tax structures, which develop like some mutating monster by adding more and more complex annexes and qualifications to an already complex Tax Code.… » read more

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The EU leaders are now repeating their mantra: the solution to the crisis is the Community method. The Community method involves open democracy. We haven’t got it! We have the ‘Council method‘ which involves a political cartel, a Politburo, ruling Europe behind closed doors. It is an oligarchy of political party chiefs. It is the… » read more

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Even if all the plans of the December European Council are passed into law, one outcome is certain: the Euro as presently designed will fail. Even if all 27 Member States joined the Euro and tried to stay within the guidelines of the Stability and Growth Pact, one thing is certain: the Euro as presently… » read more

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Is Jean Monnet responsible for the euro debacle? Did a flaw in the ‘Monnet Method’ bring about today’s financial crisis and the black hole into which billions of taxpayers’ money are being poured? That’s what one Eurocrat implied, as quoted in the Economist newsmagazine: ‘The European Union was not designed to deal with a crisis’.… » read more

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OPEN LETTER to President Barroso, Mr Herman van Rumpuy, Member State governments, Presidents of the European Parliament and the Consultative Committees: the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of Regions. From: David Price, Editor Schuman Project Dear President Barroso and Presidents of European institutions, Today 18 April 2011 marks the sixtieth Anniversary of the… » read more

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For the first time in decades, two Iranian warships plan to transit the Suez Canal on route for Syria. Israel has denounced this as a provocation. At a time when Egyptians are in a delicate state of political and religious turmoil this is a brazen signal of growing Persian outreach. It is directed at the… » read more

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The 18th April 2011 represents the 60th anniversary of the founding of the European Community and signature by the Founding Fathers of the great Charter of the Community, laying down the democratic principles on which Europe should organize itself. The Charter has not been published since the 1950s. Why? Because de Gaulle’s subsequent rise in… » read more

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To The European Ombudsman COMPLAINT ABOUT MALADMINISTRATION Against the European Commission What is the decision or matter about which you complain? When did you become aware of it? Add annexes if necessary. The complaint is about the continuing failure of European Institutions in particular the European Commission to publish the full text of the Schuman… » read more

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