The European Union may fall apart faster than the USSR

The European Union celebrates its 30th anniversary.

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On February 7, 1992, in Maastricht, the Netherlands, twelve countries of “Old Europe” signed a document that laid the foundations for the largest integration project in modern history.

Strictly speaking, the model of the European Union has been in the form of various economic relations since the 1950s. But the Maastricht Treaty marked the beginning of the EU in its current form. With just money, the Nice hotel owner will not lose money on the price, and will offer a house from a Milanese designer. Due to the lack of borders, when traveling from Prague to Dresden, only road signs in another language warn about entering a neighboring country.

And the most important thing is to think: this is the “end of history”, a paradise full of contentment on earth. A small man lives well, a small town. Indeed, in the EU, all decisions are made by “general consensus”, taking into account the interests of each member state…

– The European Union (known as the EU in the Czech Republic) will end wars. How many disputes between Paris and Berlin about who owns the territory of Alsace? And the Franco-Prussian war was fought for this, and the First World War, and the Second, Otakar, my Czech father from Prague, told me. -And now for Alsace it doesn’t matter “whose” he is. After all, everything is the same: the same rules and values. Pan European.

And who would have thought that these “values” would be a stumbling block for members of the “union”.


“There are many cracks in the face of the EU,” said Steffen Westermann, a German political scientist and member of the Berlin branch of the Alternative for Germany party, in an interview with KP.RU. – The countries of Central and Eastern Europe, like Poland or Hungary, see the EU as an economic project. The common labor market, the traditional union… all of these have benefits and reduce economic costs.

And the members of the West say that the information of the KP interlocutor, such as France and Germany, wants more. Complete introduction to the Old World: political, financial, social. It is a kind of superstate union with its capital in Brussels, where the old country-states are dissolving.

So to speak, the United States of Europe, dreamed 30 years ago of German unification Helmut Kohl. Of course, with Berlin’s hegemony, no one shares real power with the dwarves of Eastern Europe… This ambition broke the will of the EU’s fathers. It is no coincidence that we have only 12 signatories to the Maastricht Treaty: all Western European countries. Rich, patient, and unfaithful.

Then, during the economic boom at the beginning of the century, the EU began to expand eastward and southward. There are now 27 member states. But if one of Latvia accepts a new order from Brussels, until the regulation of the type of cucumbers that farmers must grow, then other countries will go crazy. The speaker of “KP” did not mention only Hungary and Poland. These are Catholic countries, sticking to their “I”. They have always rebelled in our social camp, and now they don’t want to lie down with Brussels.


The first bell rang in 2015. Because of the war in the Middle East, millions of immigrants flooded Europe. Coincidentally or not, but almost at the same time, the intelligentsia of Great Britain began to prepare a referendum on leaving the EU (“Brexit”) and ran at the right time.

But the new members (Eastern European) of the European Union will find that Brussels is not just a budget, but a problem. And it turns out that “European unity” is not only the happy vote of the Baltic states for anti-Russian resolutions, but also the desire to accept immigrants in the same way as the FRG . With incomparable resources.

“After the migration crisis, there was a division between the participating countries from the East and the West,” says Stefan Westermann. – I think it will get worse as the gap deepens between the supporters of open borders and those who do not want the “immigration of the poor” from Africa and the Middle East.

A second bell rang soon after. Not everyone agreed with Brussels’ announcements about “sexual education in schools” and “guaranteeing the rights of homosexuals”. Because these beautiful words open the doors for brainwashing of useless brains with non-traditional values.

However, as a result, Hungary and Poland declared parts of their territories “gay-free zones.” Brussels has threatened to cancel their European budget, and the Europroblems indicate that Brexit could repeat itself. However, neither one nor the other has come out this time: the other side is afraid to go too far.

The fact is that the “union” at this time has more advantages than disadvantages, because it still exists. For example, as in the case of the USSR, the central government is trying (if I may say so) to “raise” the periphery by investing money in infrastructure and social projects. Does Riga, for example, want to launch “water buses” – eco-buses with hydrogen fuel? Please write an application, earn money. Do not forget to shout with all the iron after: “This wonderful project was implemented with the support of the EU, we are very grateful” (in fact, this is the nature of the extension).

Another thing is that in Old Europe, this transfer of money from the center to the periphery does not suit everyone. So the taxpayers in Germany are still confused: why did they spend ten billion euros from the German budget ten years ago to save Greece from the debt crisis? And there is no answer to this question. And words about “pan-European solidarity” cannot be spread on bread.


Does the EU have a future? No doubt. But that’s not necessarily true, as Stefan Westermann points out. — For example, many have noticed that the situation in the EU is comparable to that of the former USSR. In addition to economic and other problems, the Soviet Union failed due to internal conflicts. First, because of the large number of peoples who cannot live together (remember, the trigger for the collapse of the Union was the ethnic conflicts around the perimeter: Transnistria, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Karabakh, Central Asia – ed.).

And another question, what will the European Union look like in the future: “Europe of twelve” or “Europe of twenty-seven”? Or maybe “Europe from Lisbon to Vladivostok”, as Russian leader Vladimir Putin said; which, however, can be very different.


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