affirmative. germany has to be stopped again! death to eu monster!
as european wimps are useless as ever, we have to thank god on mr. putin and always healing impact of russia in eurasian history.
Yes but don't concentrate on Germany. You miss the overall.
When you see that Tim Geithner was attending the Ecofin summit in Warsaw and that Obama advocated for Euro and for maintaining in the Eurogroup during the last G8 summit, you can easily understand who is behind all this.
We now know from declassified documents from the State Department that the US was the driving force behind the ECSC and the EEC (forerunners of the EU). European leaders like Monnet, Schuman, De Gasperi and Spaak (the latter makes me ashamed of being a Belgian) were treated as State Dept. employees.
But we also know that they were the driving force behind the EMU and it started a long time back. A memo from the European Section of the State Dept. from June 1965 advised the vice-president of the EEC Robert Marjolin "to pursue monetary union by stealth" and recommended suppressing debate until the point at which "adoption of such proposals would become virtually inescapable".
The EU is a whole American building.
Only one leader understood that:
I should like to speak particularly about the objection to integration. People counter this by saying: "Why not merge the six states together into a single supranational entity? That would be very simple and practical". But such an entity is impossible to achieve in the absence in Europe today of a federator who has the necessary power, reputation and ability. Thus one has to fall back on a sort of hybrid arrangement under which the six states agree to submit to the decisions of a qualified majority. At the same time, although there are already six national Parliaments as well as the
European Parliament and, in addition the Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe ... it would be necessary to elect over and above this, yet a further Parliament, described as European, which would lay down the law to the six states.
These are ideas that might appeal to certain minds but I entirely fail to see how they could be put into practice, even with six signatures at the foot of a document. Can we imagine France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg being prepared on a matter of importance to them in the national or international sphere, to do something that appeared wrong to them, merely because others had ordered them to do so? Would the peoples of France, of Germany, of Italy, of the Netherlands, of Belgium or of Luxembourg ever dream of submitting to laws passed by foreign parliamentarians if such laws ran counter to their deepest convictions? Clearly not. It is impossible nowadays for a foreign majority to impose their will on reluctant nations. It is true, perhaps, that in this 'integrated' Europe as it is called there might be no policy at all. This would simplify a great many things. Indeed, once there was no France, no Europe; once there was no policy - since one could not be imposed on each of the six states, attempts to formulate a policy would cease. But then, perhaps, these peoples would follow in the wake of some outsider who had a policy. There would, perhaps, be a federator, but he would not be European. And Europe would not be an integrated Europe but something vaster by far and, I repeat, with a federator.
General Charles de Gaulle, Press Conference of May 15 1962.