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My message to all Europeans meeting in Rome on 25 March 2017: Wrong Time, Wrong Place, Wrong Plan.   ” Today European institutions have fallen into a crisis of trust, disunity and confusion of policy. Europe arose from the initiative of 18 April 1951 when six war-torn States signed a Compact of Destiny in Paris.… » read more

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Counterfeiters and fraudsters. That’s what Robert Schuman called tricky European politicians who abused their powers. “Nothing is easier that for political counterfeiters to exploit the illusion of good principles. Nothing is more disastrous than good principles badly applied.” Today we have a product that fits in that category of fraud: The EU’s White Paper on… » read more

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Democracy? What Democracy? The day before the European Commission’s launch of a White Paper on the Future of Europe, the European Commission was asked directly about Democracy. Its main responsibility is enhancing democratic accountability in Europe. Robert Schuman, the founder of modern Europe, defined democracy in a way that makes it the best definition yet.… » read more

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In 1934 Stefan Zweig in a biography said Erasmus represented the supranational ideal He used the term ‘supranational‘ many times throughout the book. What did he mean? Robert Schuman declared on 9 May 1950 that peace could be built in Europe based on the same supranational principle. It brought an end to 2000 years of… » read more

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The World should note and shudder! Fake News is being spouted by European leaders about the crisis of Europe’s future. Meeting at the Davos World Economic Forum, a special discussion was held on “Which Europe Now?” Sixty minutes of hot air followed, enough to melt the Alpine snows. Citizens, be afraid! The leaders seem to… » read more

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In its first announcement of 2017, the European Commission has started with quite obvious Fake News. The European Commission Spokesman announced that “This year, 2017, the EU is becoming 60 years old.” He added: “The European Project is turning 60 this year with Birthday celebrations being scheduled for Rome in March” Wrong! March will not… » read more

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A seemingly desperate escalation of improbable material about President-elect Donald Trump was released just before he is to take office. What’s behind it? Firstly the material was paid for by his enemies (Democrat and Republican). Secondly important elements, such as alleged meetings with Russians in Prague, are demonstrably false. Other material is unprovable. Thirdly it… » read more

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Erasmus and how to win a Nobel Prize Desiderius Eramus. That name should have reverberated throughout the year of 2016. Five hundred years ago, Erasmus published his most important book. It revolutionized the entirety of west European society. That exploit has much to tell us. It can explain to us how to counter the all-enveloping… » read more

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Brexit by 2020, 2030 or never?

At a press briefing for the 15 December European Council here in Brussels, a “high European official” revealed how little the EU-27 have measured the widespread consequences of Brexit on their timetable. The rush, rush attitude of Commission President Juncker, Eur Council President Tusk, EP president Schulz and as articulated also by Guy Verhofstadt is… » read more

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When in June 1950 Europeans were planning the European Community, Robert Schuman told the assembled delegates: “We would very much wish that the United Kingdom were present at our discussions. We cannot conceive Europe without it. We know, and this reassures us in our efforts, that the British Government wants the success of our work.”… » read more

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