While the saying goes "good fences make good neighbors," it appears the leadership of The EU is starting to get frustrated with the lack of acquiescence among some of the 'union's' newer or more marginal members. In a somewhat stunning statement, following ongoing and contentious meetings to discuss solutions to the migrant 'problem', EU Commissioner Timmermanns appeared to warn disagreeable member states, "There is an alternative to everything. I believe in EU cooperation because of all other forms in history have been tried to help Europeans get on better, and with the exception of this one, all other forms have led to war - so let's stick to this one."
European leaders read the last few days the alarm about the survival of the European Union (EU). Prague said Commissioner Frans Timmermans (PvdA) Friday that the EU is only one alternative: war.
"The only alternative to the EU is war," said Timmermans Friday gave a speech at a conference in Prague, said a reporter for The Times of London who attended the speech.
Timmermans is the way Europe responds to the migration crisis' the biggest threat to the EU ever. The Commissioner underlined that countries should cooperate better when it comes to border controls. "Migration is part of life, but we must lead these movements together in the right direction," said Timmermans.
Matching words Timmermans in the alarmist tone that European leaders were heard in recent days about the survival of the EU. Earlier this week, Timmermans at the House of Europe Lecture in Amsterdam that he fears for the survival of the EU. "I do not optimistic about doing that, because I'm just not. This is the first time in my conscious experience of European cooperation that I think: it could ever really be able beaches.
Luxembourg Foreign Minister, who will chair the Council of the European Union on behalf of his country, spoke in an interview about identical words.
The current migration crisis is the European ideal of free movement shaking on its foundations. EU President Donald Tusk said that the EU is engaged in "a race against the clock." "But we are determined to win this race," said Tusk. "As I warned earlier, the only way not to dismantle the Schengen ensure proper management of the external borders of the EU."
The EU appears to be unable to curb migration flows. Because the borders are not guarded, seeing more and more countries are forced to protect their own borders. Even the welcoming Sweden went on Thursday to intensive checks on the southern border.
Remember when Hank Paulson waved the "Mutual Assured Destruction" card in the face of the U.S. with his infamous "blank check" three page term sheet? Now, it's Europe's turn.
What's worse, however, for things to devolve this much, it confirms that the European 'Union' is rapidly disintegrating, much more than the recent surge in barbed wire fences around European nations will demonstrate, and as Timmermanns warns, that means war.