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Detailing the Inevitable Collapse of Europe

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The crisis of the European Union is developing. “Europe could lose its historical footing and the project could die quickly,” French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned in a speech at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “Things could fall apart within months,” which, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble added, “would be a tragedy.”

Pro-EU experts believe that the catalyst for these fears is Britain’s upcoming referendum on its EU membership, due by the end of 2017. However, it’s clear that Britain isn’t the only problem in Europe. The migration crisis shows no signs of abating, and the European Union’s original strategies of cooperating with Turkey to limit the number of asylum seekers and redistributing migrants across the Continent have clearly failed. The crisis is fueled by political instability and the difficult economic situation in Southern and Eastern Europe.

A series of “Cologne-style” attacks which has spread throughout Europe since the New Year has clearly shown an inability of the European bureaucracy to solve even the local problems arising from the uncontrolled migration flow to the EU.

In January, several EU members even threatened to expel Greece from the Schengen Agreement, which eliminated border controls among its signatories despite all the money that the EU has already spent on this country. According to countries like Austria, Greece has failed to patrol its borders and should be punished for it. On Jan. 27, the European Commission issued a report saying that Greece “is seriously neglecting its obligations” and that there are “serious deficiencies in the carrying out of external border controls.”

Brussels gave Athens three months to improve its border controls or risk being ousted from the passport-free area. The International Organization for Migration says the total number of the asylum seekers entering Greece on their journey to more prosperous countries in Europe topped 62,000 in January 2016. It’s many times more than in January 2015.

Nonetheless, kicking Greece out of the Schengen zone will not have much impact on the influx of migrants to Europe since Greece does not share land borders with any other Schengen members. In any case, the EU can’t control migrants that already entered the block’s territory. Indeed, removing Greece from the Continent’s passport-free zone could inflame anti-EU sentiments in the whole of Europe, especially in Hungary, Austria, the Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia, which already exercise a semi-independent policy over the ongoing crisis.

In the end, Europe probably will not be able to find a single, comprehensive solution to its current migration crisis. Instead, European bureaucracy will continue to implement top-down decisions to hold the unity of the block while individual member states try to solve the crisis by unilateral measures. EU members will likely use Greece’s failure to control its borders to justify stronger border control measures of their own, for longer periods of time. This would be one more way of de-facto withdrawing from the Schengen Agreement.

The ongoing crisis will become especially acute if the diplomatic solution of the Syrian crisis isn’t found. Moreover, there is a serious threat of fueling the crisis by new NATO-led intervention in Libya. These developments will shape the EU deeply. And the political model of Europe will be definitely changed.

In the event that the bureaucracy model of governance isn’t changed, the EU will continue to be involved in a deep crisis of management and effectiveness. The inability to solve the foreign and internal challenges will continue to push member states to implement de-facto independent decisions which could lead to the end of the EU as a united platform of European politics.

The path of reforms through the ongoing world crisis will likely lead to the EU losing member states, until the organization becomes sufficiently small and coherent to effectively deal with contemporary challenges. European living standards will also decline because the reshaped EU won’t be able to sustain them.

On the other hand, the ongoing multi-vector crisis is setting the grounds for new independent political projects that won’t be ruled by the European bureaucracy or by the Anglo-Saxon North Atlantic powers. These new entities will have to rely on the concept of multi-polarity and attempt to change the whole political landscape of the European continent if they want to survive in these new brutal times.



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8 Responses to "Detailing the Inevitable Collapse of Europe"

  1. volker-dee  February 6, 2016 at 1:43 am

    I am absolutely sure, that the EU does NOT have the support of its citizens any more. If there would be an honest referendum in all EU countries, we would see an elimination of the EU at once. Besides the easy travell and commerce, the average Joe does NOT profit at all from this miscarriage thats called EU.
    Its a totalitarian, fascist regime like America. Like Princeton University said, America is NO democracy any more and the EU never was. The EU is not a nation, it is not a cultural idendity – it is just a Ponzi scheeme on the financial side (following the FED traditions), a means to rob the individuals – like in Grece, in Spain and in Portugal and a tool to destroy all the wonderful cultural diversity in Europe with the immigration weapon – and a lot more, that mirrors the issues we see in America.
    All the political personell in the EU are just talking heads – actors mouthing their scripted texts and actions! Does this happen to sound familiar to Americans?
    Well, no surprise for all of us!

  2. RussG  February 5, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    My two cents for Europe to save itself would be for the EU to end sanctions against Russia now, fully support Russia and Assad in Syria to eliminate ALL terrorists there, immediately supply aid in huge amounts to rebuild the country, and then provide some incentives (may not even need this step) to encourage Syrian refugees to move back to their own country. This plan would no doubt require telling NATO to go jump off a cliff, but you know which country has to be told to butt out. Then rinse and repeat for the Iraqi government and Libya. The neocons have to go!

  3. Bill  February 5, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    My apologies: Keeping more to the spirit of the article; I feel heartbroken, our ancestral homeland is being destroyed…The Jews who control the West are using the Arabs ( after using the US/UK to destroy their countries, after-of course-orchestrating 9-11 ) and the N. Africans to destroy Europe. My ancestral homeland is being wiped-out..watching this happen is simply soul-crushing..And the illuminati know it which is why they’ve choreographed ALL of it. Now we’re stuck in America, we have nowhere to go back to. And they have an equally horrible fate planned for America…They’ve won, when you wish you hadn’t been born into a world ruled by THEM..then you know they’ve won..I really think we have nothing to look forward to except more manipulation and humiliations…

  4. Bill  February 5, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    Davor is right. England is a Judeo-Masonic golem controlled by Rothschild & co. It’s a golem that serves them and them alone. Hitler should never have let those 300,000 pinned-down and resource-less troops leave Dunkirk. They should have been given ONE HR. to decide whether to surrender or be destroyed. England was/is hell-bent for war whenever the special tribe snaps it’s fingers. The Germans should have take the UK naval base at Gibraltar in ’39. They should have made one thrust at Moscow in July ’41 ( w/o peeling off any divisions to “secure -friendly-Kiev “..( how bizarre). They should have marched east with the flag of the Romanovs, of Imperial Russia,, out in front. They should have put ( anti-soviet ) Russian Gen. Vlassov in charge of Mosow by the fall of ’41 and then gone back home-putting anti-Soviets in charge in every country as they returned. So many blunders…

  5. Ramirez  February 5, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    I agree with Davors comment, summed up very well, as a nation we need to get back a whole lot of innovation if the place is going to still maintain the borrowed time it is under as a prosperous place to raise a family and own a House of your own.

    But the changes are coming already with far less wealthy kids getting a private education and far more of them going to state schools.

    Am sure the house price markets will tumble quickly in the future, sad, but inevitable. The image of the U.K. from those who lack true knowledge and were born here is been evaporated.

    Historical Karma I guess.

  6. captain obvious  February 5, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    exactly as planned, the “EU” appointed “officials” (not elected!) have sabotaged the economies of near every member country, bankrupting people making them homeless, selling off land and landmarks that shouldn’t EVER been considered saleable.. and now here come the immigrants for same “EU” and “NATO” false leadership supporting terrorists in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and more. they practice treason while playing blabbering incompetents to the public who has no way of removing these treacherous DOGS. it’s happening the same way here in the USA, just different “politicians” (evil bad actors!) doing it.

  7. Jozsef V.  February 5, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Sales of razor wire fence are booming. Hungary was better known for goulash and paprika, but since it finished its own fence on its border, Hungary has now manufactured and sold hundreds of kilometers of fencing to Slovenia, Macedonia, and Bulgaria.
    In addition, the Visegrad 4 countries (Hu, Poland, Czeh, Slovakia) are now jointly defending Schengen’s Southern border.

  8. davor  February 5, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Britain leaving EU would probably be the best thing that has happened to European continent in over a hundred years. After they leave they can form union with Turkey for example and continue their only and primary agenda in the Middle east. Britain and Europe are worlds apart I’m sad to say it. I wish that Britain had engaged more into developing socio-economic ties with European continent but they were/are always more concerned about Five eyes club and the rich gulf monarchies. No need for faking it anymore. At least for gentlemen.

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