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‘Doubts about benefits of EU are growing’
EU Observer ^ | 14.03.13 @ 16:39 | Honor Mahony

Posted on 03/14/2013 9:22:16 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Rising unemployment, bleak economic prospects and continued austerity is making people question the benefits of the EU, Europe’s top trade unionist has said.

Speaking ahead of Thursday’s (14 March) EU summit, Bernadette Segol, head of the European Trade Union Confederation, said the current policies “have failed.”

“We are in a double dip recession. Unemployment is up, up and up. When is growth going to come?”

Segol, who met top EU politicians for a “social dialogue”, said she tried to convey a sense of “urgency” to leaders about member states where “doubts about the benefits of the European Union is showing more and more.” …

(Excerpt) Read more at euobserver.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: europeanunion; eussr; liberalagenda; totalitarianism

1 posted on 03/14/2013 9:22:16 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Eu is not the problem for Europe. Socialism and Overspending are the real problems in Europe.


2 posted on 03/14/2013 9:31:49 PM PDT by entropy12 (The republic is doomed cuz people have figured out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: entropy12
The EU is socialism and overspending. It can never be anything else. It is also elitist anti-republicanism.
3 posted on 03/14/2013 9:36:00 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Saw former Czech president Vaclav Havel on C-Span at the CATO Institute yesterday.

Among other things he said was that referendums would doom the EuroZone pronto. Also, that when he was forced by politics to sign the Lisbon constitution/treaty just 16% of Czechs wanted in EU and only 6% wanted in EZ.

He also said that before the euro became official he pleaded with German Chancellor of Germany Helmut Kohl that the scheme of early euro was doomed. Kohl brushed him off with, in effect, "It's politics."

yitbos

4 posted on 03/14/2013 9:40:33 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: bruinbirdman

Interesting insights.

The referendums in Ireland prove that the EU doesn’t listen to them; if you vote the wrong way, they force a revote and pile on the propaganda to get you to vote their way.


5 posted on 03/14/2013 9:48:43 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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That is of course Vaclav Klaus.

Duh

6 posted on 03/14/2013 10:00:17 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: entropy12

Hmmmm ... isn’t Islamism a threat to Europe?


7 posted on 03/14/2013 10:02:00 PM PDT by dodger
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To: Olog-hai
Václav Klaus discusses the European debt crisis on C-SPAN

yitbos

8 posted on 03/14/2013 10:02:43 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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What the EU elites did to him is utterly shameful (especially Dany Cohn-Bendit). But of course, nobody in power in the USA pulls them up on it.


9 posted on 03/14/2013 10:08:02 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: dodger

Islam is a threat to the social fabric of Europe.
Socialism and over spending is the economic threat.


10 posted on 03/14/2013 10:40:50 PM PDT by entropy12 (The republic is doomed cuz people have figured out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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Free Trader Commie Globalism is killing the EU. Free Trade does not work.....no matter how much Socialism the Free Traders try to throw on it to placate the masses...The EU does not work because Free Trade does not work


11 posted on 03/15/2013 1:23:24 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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Waitaminute!!!! ya mean socialism doesnt work???


12 posted on 03/15/2013 5:32:18 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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