EU Lawmakers Urge "Federal Union" For European States... Or Else

Tyler Durden's picture

The leaders of the lower chambers of parliament of Germany, Italy, France, and Luxembourg have called for a European “Federal Union” in an open letter published in Italian newspaper La Stampa on Sunday.

In the letter, four representatives of EU governments – Claude Bartolone of the French National Assembly, Laura Boldrini of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, Norbert Lammert of the German Bundestag, and Mars Di Bartolomeo of the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies – say that closer cooperation is essential for dealing with problems that no one EU state can tackle on its own, such as immigration, terrorism, and climate change. As RT notes, the letter’s authors also warn that the European integration project is currently more at risk than ever before, with high unemployment and immigration problems driving populist and nationalist movements. The EU must also come to grips with the fact that, last June, the United Kingdom decided to leave the union after holding a national referendum, aka Brexit, becoming the first member nation to opt out of the bloc.

In less than a month, on March 17 next, we Presidents of the national parliaments of the EU we will meet in Rome, how will the representatives of governments, for the sixtieth anniversary of the Treaty from which it began: our Union.  

 

But it is plain for all that recurrence requires much more than just a historical commemoration. Birthday comes the most critical stage ever crossed by the European project. 

 

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In such a situation we should not be paralyzed by fear, or by concerns related to the upcoming elections in some of our countries. We must act now, before it's too late. And take the opportunity of the anniversary to return to the vision and the spirit of the Founding Fathers and relaunch the construction of Europe on foundations refurbished.

 

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We are convinced that in the face of crisis, we need more Europe, although we have to face headwinds. We can not ignore the social impact that the disastrous economic and financial measures have had on tens of millions of families. We need to focus on growth and jobs that Europe can have no charm for young people if they do not offer them credible job prospects. We must have the courage to share sovereignty in many sectors in which the action of individual States is now totally ineffective and doomed to fail: from global warming to energy policies, from financial markets to the rules for immigration, tax evasion to the fight against terrorism.  

 

Now is the moment to move towards closer political integration: Federal Union of States with large skills. We know that the prospect stirs up strong resistance, but the inaction of some can not be the paralysis of all. Those who believe in the European ideal is to be able to revive rather helplessly to its slow decline. And the United States who do not want to join immediately in that closer integration should be able to do it later. 

On Sunday, a number of EU states, including Germany, France and Italy, called for the UK to pay a hefty price as a “divorce settlement.”

The letter was published in the run-up to a meeting of parliamentary leaders in Rome on March 17 to mark the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, which established the European Economic Community (EEC). The treaty’s signing by six countries– Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, West Germany and the Netherlands – in 1957 eventually paved the way for the Maastricht Treaty and the European Union in 1991.

In September of 2015, Lammert, Bartolone, Boldrini and di Bartolomeo also signed a declaration calling for deeper and faster European integration. However, greater European integration is being increasingly challenged by a number of Eurosceptic parties around the continent, including the Alternative for Germany, the National Front in France, and the Party for Freedom in the Netherlands. Upcoming elections could bring these parties closer to power.

According to the European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator, Guy Verhofstadt, the European Union must reform, or it risks disappearing under a barrage of internal and external attacks.

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Colonel Klink's picture

If they're adding "Federal" to the list, RUN don't fucking walk! Anyone in the EU would be INSANE to allow the unelected bureaucrats to have more power.

FUCK'EM and burn the whole EU down if you know what's good for you!

X- x3's picture

"Claude Bartolone of the French National Assembly, Laura Boldrini of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, Norbert Lammert of the German Bundestag, and Mars Di Bartolomeo of the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies " ,

Instead of fuckin'em & burning folks property, may I suggest the Mussolini upside-down public lynching experience.

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D Nyle's picture

They should just say what they really want, The 4th Riech

Mimir's picture

Pure drunken rubbish. Grow up !


Vageling's picture

Awww... Poor fool. You've been lied to all along and can't deal with reality. Keep that stoopid head in the sand. Be a good slave to the EU. More taxes coming up. PAY! 

Twee Surgeon's picture

They are sensing the smell of wet rope now, it wont be long.

ATM's picture

actually they are simply executing the plan that has been in place since the introduction of the EU and the Euro. The Euro has always been an untenable construct that would lead to the very problems Europe has seen with unpayable debts. Everyone knew this going in but they also knew that they would never get the whole of Europe to go along with a Federalized government.

The okan was that they had to create a crisis big enough to get the peons to beg for a savior. That savior will and laways was going to be the false promise of a Federal government in Europe. 

Mr. Bones's picture

Between this and the calls for the European army that was 'never going to happen' when they were selling the economic union, it's smelling awfully Hegelian in the EZ.

UncleChopChop's picture

but... but... global warming.. but but.. terrorism... we need a united europe.  

i tell ya, if anyone who reads this site seriously isn't sure whether to doubt the truthfulness of 'global warming' or 'terrorism', this is like a flashing red light trying to get your attention.

 

Cassandra.Hermes's picture

Unelected? Members of EU Parliament are elected

Erek's picture

And just who "elected" Junkers? Stoiber? Oettinger? etc...? And who, outside the politicians, voted for the EU in the first place? I didn't see it on any ballots.

adonisdemilo's picture

Members of the Parliament ARE elected but the European Commission are NOT.

They, and they alone come up with ALL the damn fool ideas that are developed and instigated to screw the hoi-polloi.

These crazy notions are simply rubber stamped by the Parliament after what they call a debate ( I think the thumbscrews are available in case anybody asks meaningful questions)

Neither YOU nor ME or ANYBODY can get rid of any of these fools, they are self appointed, self promoted, self important asreholes.

doctor10's picture

Gibbering burocrats being led by the nose to the bankers ends.

The bankers realize that they're not getting paid anytime soon-and that unless they treble the population of the EU in order to dilute the debt and drown the nationalism that imperils their investment -the prospect of ANY repayment dwindles even further.

A more Federal EU-with the rights and powers delegated to the un-elected will simply devolve into a carte blanch for thieving and plundering what remains of indigenous Europe

Ultimately-from the bankers perspective-unleashing the "mother of all wars" between Europe and their North African invaders and the Mid-Eastern fanatics is their best "win-win-win" trifecta. A 'federalized" Europe is the only hope of assembling a unified military to ignite that process

Mareka's picture

Welcome to the European Union...
You can check out any time you like but you can never leave.

WallHoo's picture

Well somebody has to run those deficits and we all know that there is no gorvement in place for the euro only a central bank...

It seems that the structural problems of the eurozone were very well structured!

Old Europe's picture

There´s one aspect these EU autocrats will never address: Securing Europe´s outer border. They are talking a lot about immigration and how to distribute the population of Africa to each and every European country, but they NEVER ever talk about enforcing borders. Because they want to keep them open forever for everyone to completetly replace the peoples of Europe.

The EU has nothing to offer but genocide.

Cassandra.Hermes's picture

It is bullshit, EU funded the Wall on Bulgarian Turkish border, without much noise, the rest is Mediterranean and practically impossible to guard, just because they can't sink vessels with human being.

Singelguy's picture

That is true however if NATO deployed their forces to protect the Mediterranean instead of poking the Russian bear, those people could all be picked up and returned. As soon as they are picked up, sink the boats. After a few months they would give up. Problem solved.

OverTheHedge's picture

Sink the dozen or so NGO ships that run a daily shuttle service and it will stop a damn site quicker than a few months.

TeraByte's picture

Everything is impossible....
It is impossible to fight war without casulties and still EU wants a joint European military too, where, should proud traditions go on, Italians will pay protection money to avert enemy fire. Europe will never be more than a mess to, because its nations were and are not ready to act responsibly, which could have been a solid foundation for a federation, instead the only thing they now share in common is a delusion of a brighter future awaiting, when in reality the uncontrollable system is disintegrating fast.

Fireman's picture

The Perdophile Politburo in Natostan sewer Brussels is desperate. The jig is up and the €uropeons are revolting against the evil EUSSR and all that it entails for the zero 1%. It has become obvious to all (except the Politburo) that the globostan scam is over.

 

Brussels capital of NATOSTAN has become the fascist hub of the anglozionazi empire of carnage. The evil triangle of NATO, Israel and the collapsing EUSSR; one stop fascism all conveniently located in the Brussels sewer hole, home of the Pedophile Politburo.

 

Not so subliminal messaging from the NATO Führer!

https://sputniknews.com/europe/201606281042050232-nato-nazi-ss-brussels-...

Und  Israeli supremacists are already moved in and running the show, in case the Goyim hadn't noticed.

https://www.intellihub.com/israel-a-de-facto-member-of-nato/

ze Europeon "jewish" parliament in Brussels, leading the way for zionazism.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRzAqoxzSpA

 

Protocols of Zion, anybody?

 

 

joey stalin's picture

Damn, I've always despised Luxemberg.  Now, I finally know why.

Erek's picture

WTF does Luxemberg have to do with it? Brussels is in Belgium. Get a better education - if possible.

Rocco May's picture

21. November 2011; Schäuble, the asshole on wheels, said:
“We can only achieve a political union if we have a crisis,”

The EU will now try everything (threats, pressures, blackmails)
to enforce the dictatorship.

Mimir's picture

Dictatorship in your dream.

detached.amusement's picture

kinda like we can only achieve a police state if we 911

_ConanTheLibertarian_'s picture

Last desperate moves of a dead union walking.

flaminratzazz's picture

of course. more bureaucracy is always the answer.. layers on layers.. poor bastards in Europe..they never can catch a break.. their owners are some first class shitheels that is for sure and certain. this summer is going to be bloody as the Muslims up-rise

Mimir's picture

Not bureaucracy, integration, but probably you cannot comprehend the difference.

Dead Canary's picture

The world is madness. Utter madness. We all see this, right?

UncleChopChop's picture

unfortunately, not all see it. that's why it's still there. but yes, a lot of us see it.

makes me think of the louis ck bit where he talks about his crazy country bumpkin cousin who visits new york, and she can't understand how you can just walk by homeless people...she runs over to a homeless person and asks 'what happened? are you ok? do you need help?' and he corrects her.. "no.. no.. you don't do that. you ignore them. like a normal person."

 

Mimir's picture

I don't think you can find any serious political figure in Europe who would not agree, that Europe will have to reform. Europe has been reforming since the very day it was created 60 years ago. New treaties have always been on the table of negotiation throughout that long period.

Brexit is an opportunity for the rest of the European Union To continue the path of closer integration now that the UK, the constant preventer of further integration, is leaving the Community. There are many proposals of further integration on the table, most of which look at closer integration of groups of member states, with different levels of integration. The Euro countries being one of such groups.

Few of the proposals consider a "Federal Union" although it has always been promoted by some with litlle general support in the Union. 

The discussions on the next steps in European integration will only start to be seriously discussed by the end of the year, when Germany and France have passed their elections with a new government in Germany (social democratic or liberal/conservative, but always strongly pro-EU) and a new French President (with a socialist majority Parliament) who most likely will be a centre politician by the name of Macron (pro-EU).  

 

 

UncleChopChop's picture

i am pleased to be the first to down-arrow you. jesus.

OverTheHedge's picture

Either Ghordius was binned and has been reincarnated, or he has a new friend to play with. I don't know which is worse.

Minack's picture

By reform I assume you mean flood more non-whites into white homelands, create a mega-welfare state and bi-class system, exert complete control over the internet to stifle free discussion, and finally, establish an EU army to subjugate those who disagree with your suicidal plan called "integration".

 

kochevnik's picture

Consolidation of Bolshevik power, much as the Saud Jews consolidated power in Saudi Arabia.  Even name the country after themselves

Bollockinell's picture

When I read ANY of your posts the words "F**K *FF" immediately enter my head. I don't deny there's no shortage of people like you that remain convinced the EU Titanic will continue sailing proudly for years to come. Fortunately, the rest of us, who outnumber you, are runnng for the lifeboats. What did I read yesterday ... Le Pen 26%, Macron 23%, Fillon 21%? Just watch what happens in Germany, Italy, Holland, Hungary, and Poland over the coming weeks/months and then tell me about your wonderful EU project!

debtor of last resort's picture

'The community'?

That kind of speak is what kills you asshole.

Sandmann's picture

Reform ???????? They need to cut Spending with deep cuts. The place is as insolvent as Pre-Revolutionary France

http://globalinsolvency.com/headlines/eu-draft-budget-leaves-members-div...

adonisdemilo's picture

I assume by negotiation that that includes having the various countries who have to agree, or not, MUST keep holding referendums until they DO agree.

I can see the proposed Federalists BANNING all the ways and means of individual countries exercising ANY future referendums or even votes about ANYTHING that the Federalists don't like.

Cracker Pipes's picture

The eu political appointees are like the operators of a boiler room,..."first we take their money, then we take their houses, and then we take their pensions", when thinking of the established european population...

androkles's picture

I searched for "euro", "monetary union", "banks", "debt", TARGET2.  Nothing in the article. Blablabla.

rphb's picture

More proof that the EU is anti-democratic. The protesters and these that vote directly against EU does not do nothing, they acticly fight against EU and for national soveregnity. The total lack of respect for this large segment shows a hybris that all but guarantees that the EU will fail.

And good riddance I say

Kaeako's picture

If the people constantly vote for pro-EU representatives, and these representatives move in a pro-EU direction, is the EU anti-democratic? The people get the representatives they vote for. Let's see if the French want more EU, or more France in the upcoming presidential election.

Sandmann's picture

People vote for Party Lists on very low turnouts.....42% in 2014  with Germany 48%, UK 35%, France 42%, Netherlands 37%, Spain 43%

http://www.euractiv.com/section/eu-elections-2014/news/it-s-official-las...

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/elections2014-results/en/election-results-...