What is the greatest danger to European democracy today?

We see Italy voting in a potent mix of anti-Brussels parties, hostile to the euro. We see the UK – that calls itself the Mother of Parliaments – wanting to leave the EU. We see central and eastern European countries in revolt at the ill-thought out migration policies. We see Brussels wanting to take action against Poland for not respecting judicial independence and submitting to the EU. In Germany the traditional governmental parties of the CDU/CSU and then Socialists received record low and declining support at the polls in the face of those who want a real alternative.

None of these are the real problem. They are the symptoms of a wider malaise.

Brussels is sick.

Who is able to diagnose it? Dr Schuman. That is, Robert Schuman D Jur, the architect of today’s developing democracy. This year is the 70th anniversary of the proposal of Schuman’s first government in France on 24 July 1948 to create a European Assembly and a Customs Union. It is the anniversary that Brussels is not celebrating. That should tell us something is awry. The sickness is well advanced.

What did Schuman say was the greatest danger for Europe’s democratic institutions? What did he write in his book, Pour l’Europe (For Europe)?

What is the disease?


“Administrative ankylosis is the primary danger that threatens our supranational services,” he wrote p146.

Ankylosis: from Greek meaning bent or crooked. Stiffness of the joint due to abnormal adhesion and rigidity of the bones of the joints which may be the result of injury or disease.

Is there a clear example of this dangerous crookedness to democracy in Europe?

Who is the most powerful person in the European Union? Many people would say the president of the European Commission. The Commission alone has the legal authority to make proposals for European laws and regulations. That exclusivity is there for a very good reason. The treaties stipulate that the Commission is the Honest Broker for Europe, a totally impartial adjudicator and a fair, pragmatic judge authorized by the States to solve their disputes, analyze their real peaceful interests and direct their attention to challenges of a common future. The treaties say the position of Commissioner is open to any honest, independent European citizen, not just this new, self-appointed Politburo.

But what if the Commission – the Conscience of Europe and guardian of public interests – is taken over by biased, partisan groups? That is the first step setting Europe on a disastrous path of contention and dissension. That is what we are witnessing now from UK in the West to Greece in the East, from the North to Italy in the South. The Commission has been captured by political party, mainly the European People’s Party (EPP) but working in conjunction with other parties to share the spoil. They cut deals that benefit the new Politburo against many sections of the public, who are then named “nationalists”, “populists,” “racists” or some sort of defamatory label.

First let us deal with what is bent. The fraudulent Spitzenkandidaten system hoisted Jean-Claude Juncker into office, after being unseated as prime minister of Luxembourg. According to the spirit and letter of the Treaties, it was a wrong move.

An active politician as president of the Commission is equivalent to an alcoholic in charge of a Teetotal Society asking members to deposit their drinks with him. He also has to be willingly blind to ignore the oath of office that he swears before the European Court of Justice, an oath more severe in its demands for impartiality and punctilious than the judges themselves. He is supposed to be the just Arbitrator of national interests and also of the interests of entrepreneurs, workers and consumers across Europe.

Today we have the spectacle of how the Commission reacts to the announcement of President Trump that he will restrict imports of steel and aluminium from Europe. What is the reaction of president Juncker?

He had a private meeting with Lakshmi Mittal, the chief of ArcelorMittal, by far the largest steel producer in the world. Where is this enterprise headquartered? Luxembourg , the home of Mr Juncker. Steel affects many sectors. Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström says the coming steel crisis will be a “serious blow for workers”.

Were the representatives of workers present at the meeting? No.

Were the representatives of steel consumers present at the meeting with Juncker and Mittal? No.

This is even more ominous as Mittal’s firm has been convicted multiple times of cartel activity, economic fraud. For two decades it ripped off the consumer in the “Club Zurich” or “Club Europe” together with 16 other steel producers. At least 36 companies were involved in 550 cartel meetings. In 2011 it was fined hundreds of millions of euros by the EU.

At the time the Commission was in shock.

“It is amazing how such a significant number of companies abused nearly the entire European construction market for such a long time and for such a vital product. This was almost as if they were acting in a planned economy, ” said Joaquín Almunia, Commission Vice-President in charge of Competition, adding: “the Commission will have no sympathy for cartelists; recidivists will be fined more and inability-to-pay claims will be accepted only when it is clear the fine would send a company into bankruptcy, which is rare even in the current difficult times”.

So what on earth is the Commission President doing compromising the integrity and reputation of the Commission? How can the Commission bring in proposals to satisfy all European citizens and associations? Such private meetings with convicted cartel fraudsters would not be permitted under the European Coal and Steel Community. (The politicians saw that the Treaty of Paris was not renewed in 2002.)

The treaties provide that all such economic discussions should be in public in a consultative Committee called the Economic and Social Committee, EESC.

Was the EESC called? No. (The EESC has never been properly elected as the Treaties allow in its entire existence.)

It has become impossible for the “political Commission” any longer to have the trust of the people of Europe.

The Commission has no shame at this collusion with cartels. Every week, the Commission publishes a listing of several hundred meetings of Commissioners with lobbyists, national, foreign, industrial, financial, political, and heads of governments.

What goes on in these meetings? No one knows. The doors are shut. No reports are provided, except perhaps stating that the participants are “old friends”.

Do 500 million Europeans trust such “friends”?



Author :


  1. The European Union is the world’s best creation for propelling harmony. The incomparable European dream was to reduce aggressor patriotism. We would all be cheerful Europeans together. Be that as it may Psychology Assignment Writing, we are going to see the old beast of activist patriotism being awoken when individuals acknowledge how little control their government officials have.

  2. Pingback: generic ventolin
  3. The Commission alone has the legal authority to make proposals for European laws and regulations. That exclusivity is there for a very good reason. The treaties stipulate that the Commission is the Honest Broker for Europe, a totally impartial adjudicator and a fair, pragmatic judge authorized by the States to solve their disputes, analyze their real peaceful interests and direct their attention to challenges of a common future. Chatrandom

  4. Pingback: viagra
  5. Pingback: Cialis 60 mg nz
  6. Pingback: propecia 1 mg cost
  7. Pingback: order amaryl 2 mg
  8. Pingback: antabuse 500mg uk
  9. Pingback: antivert 25mg cost
  10. Pingback: arimidex 1 mg otc
  11. Pingback: Biaxin 500mg otc
  12. Pingback: Premarin 0,3mg usa
  13. Pingback: cardizem generic
  14. Pingback: celexa 20 mg nz
  15. Pingback: order cipro 1000mg
  16. Pingback: claritin 10mg usa
  17. Pingback: online casino usa
  18. Pingback: slot machines
  19. Pingback: casino games
  20. Pingback: best online casino
  21. Pingback: best online casino
  22. Pingback: real money casino
  23. Pingback: best car insurance
  24. Pingback: cure car insurance
  25. Pingback: personal loans now
  26. Pingback: check into cash
  27. Pingback: cbd in marijuana
  28. Pingback: buying essay
  29. Pingback: cheap essays
  30. Pingback: essay write
  31. Pingback: french homework
  32. Pingback: clomid uk
  33. Pingback: clozaril pharmacy
  34. Pingback: buy combivent
  35. Pingback: dapsone caps uk
  36. Pingback: cost of differin
  37. Pingback: elavil generic
  38. Pingback: more info here
  39. Pingback: imuran uk
  40. Pingback: cost of lopid
  41. Pingback: macrobid cheap
  42. Pingback: buy meclizine
  43. Pingback: buy motrin 400mg
  44. Pingback: protonix otc
  45. Pingback: provigil online
  46. Pingback: order pyridium
  47. Pingback: reglan 10mg usa
  48. Pingback: cost of robaxin
  49. Pingback: rogaine price
  50. Pingback: seroquel cheap
  51. Pingback: singulair coupon
  52. Pingback: tenormin australia
  53. Pingback: thorazine prices
  54. Pingback: toprol 50mg price
  55. Pingback: tricor cheap
  56. Pingback: valtrex pills
  57. Pingback: zanaflex 2 mg uk
  58. Pingback: where to buy zocor
  59. Pingback: zovirax 800 mg otc
  60. Pingback: cheap zyloprim
  61. Pingback: zyprexa cheap
  62. Pingback: order glimepiride
  63. Pingback: donepezil coupon
  64. Pingback: anastrozole uk
  65. Pingback: buspirone for sale
  66. Pingback: cheap citalopram
  67. Pingback: clindamycin usa
  68. Pingback: clozapine pharmacy
  69. Pingback: order warfarin
  70. Pingback: rosuvastatin usa
  71. Pingback: tolterodine coupon
  72. Pingback: cheap phenytoin
  73. Pingback: buy cialis rush
  74. Pingback: bisacodyl 5 mg uk
  75. Pingback: cialis sale 20mg
  76. Pingback: cialis soft tablet
  77. Sublime Merge License Key is an application for arranging. It is additionally utilized for the motivation behind altering. The application permits the client to make an organizing line by line. The altering is on a level that is profound and intensive. This application is a need for any client who wishes to make their work great. The presentation that this application gives is absolutely unequaled. The client gets the exhibition which makes crafted by the client totally novel and practically hard to overlook. Another element that makes the application simple to utilize is similarity.

  78. Pingback: sumatriptan coupon
  79. Pingback: loperamide coupon
  80. Pingback: clotrimazole cheap

Leave a Reply