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United States of EUROPE! Why new EU chief should terrify nationalists
by SIMON OSBORNE, https://www.express.co.uk/
SUPPORTERS of closer integration between EU member states are celebrating the controversial nomination for European Commission President of Ursula von der Leyn.–
The German defence minister once declared she wanted her grandchildren to grow up in a federal Europe and has made no secret of her hopes to see the creation of EU army. Moves towards closer union will be opposed by nationalist governments in Hungary, Poland and Italy but supporters believe her job will be made easier after Brexit. Ms von der Leyen will take office on November 1 – a day after Britain is due to leave the bloc – if her appointment is approved by the European Parliament on July 16 and supporters believe her job will be made easier one the UK, which has always opposed federalism, is out of the picture.
- European Union: Toward a European Superstate.”The EU is a Sham Democracy”
by Soeren Kern, https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/
* German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, nominated to be the next President of the European Commission, has called for the creation of a European superstate. “My aim is the United States of Europe…” she said in an interview with Der Spiegel. She has also called for the creation of a European Army.
* Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, nominated to be the next President of the European Council, has said that Eastern European countries opposed to burden-sharing on migration should lose some of their EU rights. He is also a strong proponent of the Iran nuclear deal.
* Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell, nominated to replace Federica Mogherini as High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, is a well-known supporter of the mullahs in Iran. Borrell has also said that he hopes Britain will leave the EU because it is an impediment to the creation of a European superstate.
* International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, nominated to be the next President of the European Central Bank, has supported U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s trade war with China. “President Trump has a point on intellectual property. It is correct that nobody should be stealing intellectual property to move ahead…. On these points clearly the game has to change, the rules have to be respected.”
* “The best cure for Europhilia is always to observe the EU’s big beasts at their unguarded worst… unencumbered by any attachment to democracy, accountability or even basic morality… [W]e witnessed rare footage of the secretive process that propels so many retreads and second-rate apparatchiks into positions of immense power in Brussels and Frankfurt, utterly disregarding public opinion…. Everything that is wrong with the EU was shamelessly on display.” — Allister Heath, The Telegraph.