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In 1989 leaders of the European Community were shocked and worried about what they considered the dangerous consequences of the fall of the Berlin Wall. German unity was inevitable. Some tried to block it. Others warned of a German Reich. Germany had been at the origin of three wars in a century: the Franco-Prussian war… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

For the last several decades the European Commission has been telling whoppers, fibs and lies. At the time of writing, it is still doing so. A disinformation campaign has cost Europeans millions of euros. In total the losses to the European economy must amount to billions, possibly trillions. They began in the Gaullist period. They… » read more

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As the only institution allowed to propose European legislation, the European Commission represents the general interest of the whole Community. As an independent, impartial, honest broker, it represents all the people, all the organisations of civil society involved and all the governments forming part of the European Community. That’s what the founding fathers wrote as… » read more

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Let’s deal with another aspect of the political paradox that Robert Schuman and the other founders of the democratic New Europe left us. Be assured they also left us with a magnificent, fair and just solution for developing a powerful European democracy. They provided the finest example of democracy so far proposed in modern times.… » read more

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Is the EU a democracy? It is a damning commentary on the democratic ethics of the 27 governments of the EU that they choose the President of the European Commission in secret, without any recourse to democracy. The press is shut out. Rumours fly around. Candidates for the Commission sometimes mysteriously appear. Yet no advertisement… » read more

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EU reverses illegal blacklisting Vice-President of the European Parliament Alejo Vidal-Quadras declared that the EU’s removal of the terrorist label from the PMOI, (People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran) was ‘a ‘victory of rule of law, logic and the end of injustice.’ His statement on 26 January came after the EU’s Council of Ministers had quietly… » read more

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It would be unwise for politicians to presume that the EU will become any entity based on the Lisbon Treaty. The Irish are most likely to vote No again. Many politicians, diplomats and officials have been planning their careers while waiting for the ratification with its promised bonanza of new top jobs. Simple, back-of-the-envelope calculations… » read more

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