Skip to comments.More Signs Of Eurozone Disintegration, As Denmark Throws Up New Blocks At The Border
Posted on 07/05/2011 9:49:31 AM PDT by lbryce
The newest threat to the eurozone may be coming from the North.
This morning, Denmark reintroduced customs checkpoints on its borders with Germany and Sweden, in a move that threatens the integrity of passport-free travel within the EU.
The European Commission is up in arms over Denmark's actions, saying that it will "take all necessary steps" to enforce EU law.
Since its adoption in 1995, the Schengen accord has allowed people and goods to move freely among most European countries. Proponents of the treaty tout its positive influence on trade:
According to FT columnist Andrew Hall: "Among the first beneficiaries of the lifting of continental European border controls in the early 1990s were trucking companies and their customers...The more clogged the frontier, the less profitable the cross-border traders."
But the treaty has recently come under criticism, particularly in the wake of popular uprisings in Tunisia and Libya which have sent a stream of French-speaking migrants to Italy and France. These two countries angered Europe by temporarily suspending the Schengen treaty in May.
Denmark has increasingly been criticized for its "open and hostile atmosphere towards Muslim groups." The Danish government says the new customs controls are really meant to prevent the entrance of organized crime gangs from eastern Europe, and not an influx of Muslim immigrants.
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Expect New Hampshire to put up immigration check points at the Massachusetts border any day now.
>>That Denmark must resort to curtailing the freedoms, human rights as granted by the EU indicates<<
That is just silly. Travel between countries is not a “human right.” Denmark is merely reasserting its sovereignty. The EU was hoping it could mimic the success of the USA by having its countries pretend to be States and the EU be the Federal Government.
But the EU charter isn’t the US Constitution, the countries are not States, there is no Texas v. White to clarify their roles. Look at what Greece did to the entirety.
The EU is disintegrating as a cohesive unit — not from islam (although that is certainly playing a part since most muslims are on the dole pulling the whole thing down), but from the fact that it could not possibly succeed: economically, politically, historically nor militarily. It was an idea as DOA as Communism.
What do you expect? The Idiots let the Muslim Hordes in in Masses to Invade, rape,loot,plunder and Murder.
>>The EU was hoping it could mimic the success of the USA by having its countries pretend to be States and the EU be the Federal Government.<<
Uh oh. When will they have their civil war?
FWIW, once I realized how it worked in the US before the civil war, it hit me that this is pretty much exactly where they are going in the EU. It is the US back when governors were more powerful than the president.
There, I fixed it.
>>Uh oh. When will they have their civil war?
FWIW, once I realized how it worked in the US before the civil war, it hit me that this is pretty much exactly where they are going in the EU. It is the US back when governors were more powerful than the president.<<
Again, the analogy doesn’t hold. They don’t have anything from which to secede. EU participation is more like a treaty — if a country just walks away it is a contract issue. The USA, pre-Civil War was always a Union. Again, that was clarified in Texas V. White: The USA is an indivisible country made up of indivisible States. When States joined the Union, it was forever (that was the deal — it is a different thread on right of secession, State’s Rights and the like).
The USA is no analogy for the EU participation model.
Well, perhaps the organized crime gangs and the Muslims are one and the same. It’s kind of like fighting the drug cartels and Mexican illegals at the same time.
Its the Weekly Standard line borrowed from their leftist upbring, all European nations must be reduced.
That helps, but doesn’t change the underlying issue. If a country asserts its sovereignty, what recourse does the EU have?
The EU was destined to fall — it is just happening a little sooner than anyone thought.
EU = Articles of Confederation
Can’t disagree. We’re on the same side. :-)
I hope the “Home of the Brave” will follow the example of tiny Holland.
I need more coffee. When I read the title: “Denmark throws up new blocks”, I thought it was a public health warning about a new kind of stomach flu.
The **EMU** is a different matter entirely, and is doomed, probably sooner than later. Eurocurrency will fail generally for the **lack** of economic cohesion among the economies of the assorted member nations. Imagine if Texas were broadly capitalist, California broadly socialist, NY broadly crony capitalist, North Dakota broadly mercantilist, and so forth, to a greater degree than today. That's what you have today in the economies of Wonderland (my private name for the Eurozone).
As another poster noted, this is a straightforward matter of sovereignity. What is EU going to do about it, except exact some sort of petty punishment? Not one damned thing. If the PC bozos of the Euro-ruling elite can't get it into their heads that open borders and "multiculturalism" are simply slow-acting death warrants for a nation, then, yes, EU will fall.
If, contrarily, the assorted populations of the various EU member nations (essentially) force the pointy-heads to abandon these two idiotic propositions (the Dutch have already shit-canned the multi-culti bs), then there is no reason why EU, as a political entity, cannot survive.
Have to find some means of getting shut of their excess, uh, Amish populations though.
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