- EU BREAKING POINT: Italy, Spain and Trade Tariffs Leave Crisis-Hit Europe ‘Unravelling’
by OLI SMITH, https://www.express.co.uk/
THE European Union is facing a breaking point, according to a leading reporter from the AP, who listed off a series of crises that could trigger the disintegration of the member-state bloc.
Europe faces an overwhelming number of struggles that could wipe out solidarity inside the bloc, according to Greg Katz, a reporter for the AP. Speaking on BBC Dateline, the foreign correspondent reeled off a series of crises that threaten the future of the EU.
He noted problems in Hungary, Poland, Italy, Spain, US trade tariffs as well as Brexit as potential breaking points for keeping the European Union together. Katz had been discussing the political uncertainties in Spain and Italy, the third and fourth-largest economies in the eurozone.
He added: “We have been saying this for 24 months, but we are running out of ways to say EU is in trouble. “Europe still exists but there is no unifying concept that I can see. “When I got here twenty years ago, Francois Mitterrand and Helmut Kohl were these giant figures with a vision of European unity. “Now it’s in such disarray that it doesn’t even matter where you look. We haven’t mentioned the lack of democratic progress and ideals in Poland and Hungary.