Juncker Unveils Grand Vision For A United States Of Europe

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European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker delivered his annual state of the union address on Wednesday, in which he laid out his grand vision for federalist Europe, and urged European Union governments to use economic recovery (i.e., Mario Draghi's nationalization of the bond market), the political weakness in the US and Brexit as "springboards" toward a closer union, built on an expanded euro zone and a pivotal role in world trade. The allegedly unintoxicated Juncker sketched out a vision of a post-2019 EU where 30 countries would be using the euro, with an EU finance minister running key budgets to help states in trouble.

Among the key proposals put forward by the EU Commission president were compulsory Euro membership for the remaining eight European states outside the bloc, for new countries to join the Schengen zone, plans for closer defensive cooperation leading to the creation of a European army in the next decade and easier ratification of EU-wide trade treaties with foreign powers. Tax and welfare standards would converge and Europe, not the United States, would be the hub of a free-trading world.

In short, a blueprint for a United States of Europe.

“The wind is back in Europe’s sails,” Junker told the European Parliament quoted by Reuters, citing economic growth and the easing of a succession of crises -- Greek debt, refugee inflows, the rise of eurokcepticism reflected in Brexit - that seemed to threaten the EU’s survival.

Juncker has also resurrected the idea of merging his own post with that of the President of the European Council, who currently represents the interests of its member state governments, saying it would be easier if “one captain was steering the ship.” Such as president would be chosen in an EU-wide vote. A powerful new EU-wide economy minister has also been touted, one which would have power to whip dissenters in line with a common EU vision.

In his best infomercial salesman immitation, Juncker urged Europeans to hurry, or else the generous offer may not last: “Now we have a window of opportunity, but it will not stay open for ever,” he said, emphasizing a need to move on from and even profit from the British vote to leave the bloc in 2019 according to Reuters.

Some promptly backed Juncker's blueprint: German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said that Juncker’s plan to build a closer European Union based on an expanded euro zone was largely in line with Germany’s vision for the bloc. The German also said that Juncker had discussed with Chancellor Angela Merkel his annual State of the EU speech in which he spoke of a vision of a post-2019 EU where some 30 countries would be using the euro.

“It is good that he is putting pressure (to expand the euro zone) but the preconditions (for joining the euro zone) must be fulfilled,” Schaeuble told the ARD broadcaster in an interview. “It is in fact so that EU countries who fulfill the preconditions become members of the euro under the Lisbon Treaty”. However, the German who in the summer of 2015 nearly kicked Greece out of the Eurozone, added that EU countries wishing to adopt the single currency should not do so before their public finances and economies are sound enough as they could face the fate of Greece, which had to be bailed out by the EU and IMF in 2010.

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Desperate to put the Brexit humiliation in the rearview mirror, Juncker said that “we will keep moving on because Brexit isn’t everything, it is not the future of Europe," Brexit supporters promptly said his speech showed they were right to take Britain out of a bloc set on creating more powerful, central institutions. The most predictable opponent of the hour-long speech, met with stirring applause by a mostly zombified audience, was UK MEP Nigel Farage.

"The message is very clear: Brexit has happened, new steam ahead… More Europe in every single direction and all to be done without the consent of the people,” Farage told the floor.

“The way you’re treating Hungary and Poland already must remind them of living under the Soviet communists. All I can say is thank God we’re leaving because you’ve learned nothing from Brexit.

It wasn't just the Farage: Juncker's core proposal for countering what is known as a “multispeed Europe” by encouraging all states to join the euro and other EU structures was met resistance in both non-euro zone countries and potentially in Paris and Berlin, where the newly elected President Emmanuel Macron and about-to-be-re-elected Chancellor Angela Merkel are readying their own plans.

Poland’s Eurosceptic ruling PiS party, which is embroiled in a bitter legal fight  suggested the plan is optimistic in view of the ongoing crisis with migration, unemployment, stagnation and terrorism. “We need to get the EU’s house in order before there can even be a discussion on centralizing even further,” said Ryszard Legutko, a PiS MEP.

Opposition also came from members of the European parliament’s left-wing coalitions.

“When I listen to [Juncker’s speech] with the ears of many people who feel left behind by the current macroeconomic policies that we have, then I have my doubts because he still pushes for free trade deals that basically are tailor-made for multinationals,” Philippe Lamberts, of the Greens-European Free Alliance group told the Daily Express.

However, the most focused and principled attack on Juncker’s plans came from Harald Vilimsky, of Austria’s Freedom Party, which prompted Juncker to leave mid-speech, and once again demonstrated the deep splinters within the core of the Union, splinters which make the integration Juncker is seeking impossible.

“What Mr Junker wants de facto is to force the European union into a single state, and we know that the euro is not a success story. The second thing Mr Junker wants is de facto to actually get rid of all the internal borders, we see 10,000, 100,000, millions of African and Arabs are going to be coming to our continent,” said Vilimsky, who serves as the vice-chair of the Europe of Nations and Freedom party within the European Parliament.

They talk about having a defense union, but no we don’t want that. What we want is Austrians, we’re a neutral country in Austria, we do not want to participate in the defense union. The right road for Europe can only be the road where there is more democracy left to the people, more democracy left to the citizens where people can vote whether or not they want to have Schengen maintained or not, whether they want their borders or not. The vote has to be left to the citizen.”

Aside from his traditional adversaries whose opposition was expected, what was more troubling is that Juncker's "grand vision" also appeared to get the cold shoulder from leaders of nominally pro-EU nations. “Juncker is a romantic. We all have our own style, but I am more pragmatic,” said Netherlands PM Mark Rutte in response to the speech, adding that those “too concerned with vision should visit an eye doctor.”

Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said he was against creating an EU-super-president, tweeting “Let’s not mix roles and competences. Need European Council President as voice of member states."

Meanwhile, Germany and France, the two foundational powers in the union, are preparing to submit their own plans for EU reform by the end of 2017, and while their current leaders remain in favor of the EU, it is unlikely that either will endorse Juncker’s federalism without a mandate from their respective electorates.

In short, Juncker's speech like virtually everything else out of Brussels in recent years, was just more hot air.

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JohnGaltUk's picture

The guy is a lush and a clown. The EU is over.

Bulgars's picture

The EU is just starting to grow, loser!

Dame Ednas Possum's picture

Hey Claude... 

 

Go JUNK yourself! 

 

 

Manthong's picture

 

I cannot believe the EU dweebs pay any attention to that drunken schmuck.

Thoresen's picture

Things are changing. BBC News broadcast Farage's response. Usually they make a point of ignoring his eloquent European Parliament speeches.

NoDebt's picture

I think he left out the part where in order to have a United States of Europe you'll have to go through an European Civil War first.

 

UndergroundPost's picture

“The wind is back in Europe’s sails"

That wind is the hurricane of nationalism that will devastate the EU globalist fantasy

Dogman57's picture

He farted and thinks it is the wind...just his.

mtl4's picture

Tell him he has to go live with his neighbors in Africa for a year first and then talks can begin about open borders.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

What does the European caliphate say, Mr Junker?  Oh no, I heard it" 'Allahu Akbar'.

peddling-fiction's picture

No thanks, we are not interested in your Junck.

Hugh_Jorgan's picture

This guy is like an ingrate teenager who tells his parents that he REALLY needs a new Ferrari on the ride home from the police station after having t-boned a minivan full of kids with Mom and Dad's Honda while racing it, drunk.

If he wasn't so monstrous, he would be hilarious.

The Wizard's picture

Multipolar nationalism will only work if there is a national currency that derives its strength from the resources of the country. The hope the globalists have for their unipolar world is a common currency such as the Euro. Allow me to control the currency of a nation(s) and I care not who makes its laws.

If we follow their MO and plan of divide and conquer, destroy with chaos and rebuild as a savior he may be correct.

wildbad's picture

juncker, of the famous nazi airplane empire, inherited his wealth and self importance from his nazi ancestors who , for some reason, weren't required to give back Luxemborg as the spoils of world war two.

he is very friendly with the word "compulsory". last night on the €uronews it was mentioned that HE would consider / grant a little more democracy in how things are handled at the €U level.

he was indefinite. he is an autocrat and a liar. the entire €U is a lie and an illegal non-democratic power grab via stealth and deception.

even the pseudo democratic levels of the €U are lucrative debating societies benefiting the politicians far more than the states they routinely strip of their autonomy.

poland and hungary , as full members of the €U charade, are threatened when they don't move in lockstep with this globalist sin.

Fuck the €U, End the €U and imprison the political collaborators

new game's picture

what is this fool smoking. was that hitler speaking?

The Alarmist's picture

Because when the Titanic hits an iceberg or two, the correct response is to gun the engines and find an even bigger one before the old girl sinks.

Mr 9x19's picture

funny, personnally, after 2019 i only see conflits, wars, vaccin killing spree * and EU implosion and financial major correction.

 

especially when they will have to explain why sanofi earned contract about vaccins to all europ countries including epathitis B and rage for  3 months babies? mayby because of the 50 millions cost of macron campain, by the way, the actual son in law of macron 's health minister is a sanofi commercial... he will have a nice bonus in 2018 i guess..

LA_Goldbug's picture

Your focused on the Puppet. Stop that :-)

yogibear's picture

Junker leader of junk.

How fitting.

HRClinton's picture

Jean-Claude: "I'm not as think as you drunk I am.  I only use wine to make people more interesting. It's not my fault that so many are so uninteresting. Cheers!"

philipat's picture

How can anyone still take this hideous little "Drunker like Juncker" clown seriously? Especially since he has admitted that frequently lies when "it gets difficult". The future of Europe, I agree with Austria, is in more local community democracy with real participation from the people not this sham of a democracy that is the EU. And that is just now.

researchfix's picture

There were popular votes in some countries against the Euro. But who cares. The future is drunker.

HardAssets's picture

Yes, the liars told the people 'it's just for trade'.

Its a system designed by those of vast wealth privilege. Since they were infants, all they had to do is order a servant or employee and their will was instantly carried out.

Funny how the real world doesn't work like that.

LA_Goldbug's picture

Only brain dead take him seriously. The one to take seriously is his ventriloquist. Hint: Owners of the Fiat Money Scam.

Singelguy's picture

You mean the EU is growing....more unstable.

BitchezGonnaBitch's picture

Where you stand depends on where you sit. Or what numbers you prefer to look at. EU is definitely past the nadir from where I'm looking and that's mainly due to ideas like this one. 

cooky puss's picture

Paging WBZ. We need a Louis XIV paint with the face of Juncker on it. Bottles in both hands.

HRClinton's picture

Another "I have a dream" attempt from J.C. Drunker.

EU's would-be Savior can turn wine into piss. 

otschelnik's picture

Empire builder.  Just like Napolean and Hitler before him.  LOL

Dame Ednas Possum's picture

Only Bonnie and Adolf were capable. 

 

 

Manthong's picture

 

..do not discount Churchill…….

He was not the good guy the establishment makes him up to be

…go back to the Admiralty in WW1

and figure out why the passenger ship Lusitania had a few hundred tons of explosives on it and the Germans advertised in NY please do not go there.

 

and oh... how about funding ex-Nazi supporters in 1945 on the roofs of Athens mowing down the Greek patriots..........

 

and oh...oh Woodrow Wilson... Princteon professor ... he is probably on top of Clinton and Obama as the most venal/evil.

go get a history lesson......................................................

 

. . . _ _ _ . . .'s picture

Two quotes by Winston Churchill:

I will not pretend that, if I had to choose between communism and nazism, I would choose communism.
Speaking in the House of Commons, autumn 1937

I do not understand the squeamishness about the use of gas. I am strongly in favour of using poisonous gas against uncivilised tribes.
Writing as president of the Air Council, 1919

August's picture

Pat Buchanan's "Churchill, Hitler, and the Unnecessary War" is required reading for those who have drunk deeply of the 20th Century Koolaid.

Free downloads are out there.

Laughing.Man's picture

Delusional.  There's no way he'll achieve that goal, not with all those barbarians running amok inside.

philipat's picture

Yes, BUT the people of Germany are about to re-elect Merkel and I don't see the Swedish people out on the streets in protest (It might be too dangerous on the streets?). Are they putting something in the water in the EU?

Grave's picture

read between the lines:
they are going to create "european" army
why do you think they have been importing millions of military age muzis?
they will be drafted into this pseudo-european army which then the globolsheviks will use to force non-compliant european countries in line.
and thats it for west europe, game over, welcome to eurocaliphate.

and if the east europe is not smart and doesnt leave eu asap, before its too late, then raise the iron curtain, and join brics (to have russian and chinese military backing)

they will be invaded, subdued, occupied and forced into euro fascist regime, and then systematically depopulated out of existence, replaced by low iq mongrels which psychopaths in power want to import to live there for them to rule over.

quadraspleen's picture

You lost me at “The allegedly unintoxicated”

#fakenews

stustd's picture

...there's more to wine than trodden grapes in crystal goblets...

Manthong's picture

well the good news is that I am totally intoxicated and a heavily armed crazy person that needs to be reckoned with....

 

....just kidding  ...........     maybe

Paul Morphy's picture

“The wind is back in Europe’s sails,”

 

Flatulence.

Panic Mode's picture

More like he sharts his own sails.

Fireman's picture

Angeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeela Akbaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar!

"Count" Richard Coudenhove Kalergi’s Plan outlined by Gerd Honsik

“Kalergi proclaims the abolition of the right of self-determination, ... the
elimination of nations by means of ethnic separatist movements or mass
allogeneic (genetically dissimilar) immigration to create a multiethnic flock
without quality, easily controllable by the ruling class. Kalergi characterized
the multiethnic flock as cruel and unfaithful but maintained the elite must
deliberately create them in order to achieve their own superiority: ‘Then the
elite will first eliminate democracy – the rule of the people. Next, the elite
will eliminate the people via miscegenation, thereby replacing the ruling white race
with an easily controllable mestizo race. By abolishing the principle of
equality of all before the law, avoiding and punishing any criticism of
minorities, and protecting minorities with special laws, the masses will be suppressed.’'

5 wise members of the sect help us understand "the plan" of our elite masters.

Concerning the rape of Sweden...in her own words supremacist USSAN

Israeli Barbara Lerner Spectre explains clearly what their plan is.

Spectre

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFE0qAiofMQ

Gysi    

Gregor Gysi Lefty libtard calls Germans NAZIS and hopes they die off.

If hidden by youtube look under Gregor Gysi calls all Germans NAZIS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Epl9EUCHKyw

Kahane  Ex STASI and Agent "Erika's" Facespuck jewish gatekeeper.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuYKtwnzG7M

Sarkozy, The one and only Sarkovich, destroyer of Libya along with pig shagger Cameron and gold thief Hildabeast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8yaiN6ew_g

Russo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyzW8tV-bz4

 

Charlemagne Prize BEARERS list

http://www.karlspreis.de/en/laureates 

 

Onward to the all new Third World disorder where €uropeons become Africans in their own ex sovereign nations under the Pedophile Politburo in Natostan sewer Brussels!

 

 

Manthong's picture

 

WTF… all of these people I have never heard of…. Now I have some study to do.  

Shit… I thought I was pretty well educated in geo-politcs.

East Indian's picture

So this guy will be the Founding Father of the United States of Europe?

Heck, even the Democratic Republic of Congo will be ashamed to acknowledge him as its Founding Father. 

Manthong's picture

 

actually founding father of Congo might work for him, a colonial headmaster...........

 

butt....US of Europe…. Ain’t never gonna happen.

..kind of like the uniting of Brazil and Argentina…..

Not the same language … not the same history … not the same anything.

 

David19841776's picture

His Family were NAZIS. Please look up

Ace006's picture

For that kind of charge you need to supply a link.  "Look [it] up" is stupid.

Expat's picture

So, what's wrong with the United States of Europe?  Why doesn't America disband?  Why even have states?  Why not have families or individuals?

I also don't understand why you ZHer's are so negative about Europe, something most ofyou could not even draw on a map.  We are doing great.  We are happy, healthy and rich.  What problems we have are no worse and mostly far better than your problems.  Americans would do better to actually work on understanding why they are so in debt, so sick, and so violent rather than wasting time pretending "socialist" Europe is so evil and fucked up.

And Brexit?  If any of you had ever spent any time in the UK, you would understand that it is totally fucked outside the EU.  Totally fucked.  It will revert to the 2nd World Country it was before joining.