European Union – The Beginning of the End?

On June 23rd UK citizens have made a historic decision regarding their own future. In one way or another UK decision is going to impact the future of us all, the future of the entire European Union, European Continent and the world.

UK has made the decision to leave the European Union.

UK people have spoken and gave their saying in one democratic process called referendum. People chose to leave the EU. This decision must be respected. Must be respected from within the EU (its people and establishment) and  from the UK “remain” option ( its supporters). Otherwise a democratic process is going to lose it’s meaning. What we are seeing in past couple of days… What happens in UK, Europe and all around the world is totally unacceptable. Some media are throwing everything that they can on people that voted for “leave” option. They are saying that old people and their “voice” does not matter (older generation chose “leave “). It’s preposterous and utterly unbelievable that these kind of statements are coming from so called “progressives”. Petitioning for second referendum is nonsense. The people of UK have already spoken and gave their ruling on the subject. You can not make referendums one after another until you obtain the result that suits you and your political agenda. It can not be done. It must not be done. People have already spoken. Yes people can protest and can disagree with the results (it is the point of  any democracy) but the will of majority must be respected. We have seen some downsides on financial markets after the UK voted to leave but this situation has been expected. UK will get its economy stabilized do not have any doubts about that. This angry attitude towards the people’s free will regarding the choice they have made is unacceptable. Nobody has the right to say that people do not now, that people are mislead, that people are not clever enough that somebody else should decide for them. No its not true! Nobody has the right to impose their will on somebody else. It doesn’t matter how somebody thinks or feells whats right or wrong about the decision that  people took. People have decided to Leave and this is the only thing that matters. They took that decision in despite of all the preasure that have been thrown on them during the referendum campaign. Despite fear mongering, pessimistic and threatening statements coming from within the UK and both sides of Atlantic. So people of UK chose to leave. So its final and must be respected. End of story deal with it.

Article 50  of Lisbon treaty should be activated as soon as possible. UK leaving the EU must not be viewed as a threat. This decision should be viewed as a chance for EU to see  and recognize what went wrong and to deal with it.

EU should try to get back at its original Ideology of fairness, equality, human rights, financial prosperity, fair trade for everyone not only for big ones (countries and corporations). EU should build human society not a corporate one.

If EU does not recognize the mistakes that have been made in the past, possibly in not so distant future we are going to see the stars on EU flag “disappear” one by one until no star is left. Do not forget the strong symbolism that stands behind twelve stars on EU flag. The number twelve is traditionally the symbol of perfection, completeness and unity. Its fair to say that right now one star is missing and symbolically only eleven stars are present.

Lets do things in a right way for people and humanity.

For Europe and the World.

Maybe we are all going to be witnesses in a major society change. After the  UK leave vote the EU domino effect is more probable then ever. Is this going to be the beginning of the end for EU? Are we going to see Decomposition Reconstruction or something New?

France, Greece, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands Spain and Portugal can soon follow the UK example to. Many more can be waiting in that line. People of those countries are not so happy with EU and its affair’s especially Greece. Look what had happened to Greece, debt crisis  and austerity measures. Greece is exhausted by them. Greek people do consider themselves as part of Europe. De facto they are part of Europe. But as each day passes by they less consider themselves as a part of European Union. Who can blame them?

If Greece and others do not leave EU now then it will happen at the first next major global crisis. In that situation EU will crumble. There will be no one left in a position to bail others out of crisis. Everyone will try to bail them selves out . Germany as the financially most stable member of EU is not so financially strong to take a weight of entire EU on its back. If Germany does that, then the Germany will fall to.

Ideologically the idea of EU is not bad but the system that runs it and on which the EU is based upon is wrong and outdated. First came the economic union then it gave birth to its ideology and then it became a political union. I must emphasize that EU “ideology” is noble. But as it seems it served just as a cover or a blanket for Political Union. So basically from economy to political system.   System that does not evolve trough the needs of society and it’s citizens which it governs, will become a system that is destined to fall.

The level of EU birocracy is staggering and it is killing it’s progress and suffocating it’s member states. EU should be the system for the people by the people not for the system by the system.

To explain things better lets begin from start:

As of 1950, the European Coal and Steel Community begins to unite European countries economically and politically in order to secure lasting peace. The six founding countries are Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. In 1957, the Treaty of Rome creates the European Economic Community (EEC), or ‘Common Market’.

The 1960s is a good period for the economy, helped by the fact that EU countries stop charging custom duties when they trade with each other. They also agree joint control over food production, so that everybody now has enough to eat – and soon there is even surplus agricultural produce.

Great things were happening at that time didn’t  they . Markets were opening, free trade and circulation of goods.

This is the point where we should have stopped and made things to work better. But it did not happen. We did not stop.

Right now EU has become a Corporate Heaven. I will try to explain this. Lets for a moment try to imagine one corporation called “Oxios” (imaginary company and imaginary scenario).

Multinational Corporation “Oxios” that comes from Italy is a steal company and it wants to trade their goods on the markets of Germany, France and UK.

Let’s imagine that Germany, France and UK are not in EU but as an independent countries with their own separate trading rules and regulations. What  does”Oxios” need’s to do for them to be able to trade their goods on those markets?

First it needs to establish some business contacts with the government in which country they want to trade in. Then they need to negotiate and to make a deal that will be of benefits for both sides. Deal in which “Oxios” is going to respect the law and regulations of the country in which the “Oxios” is going to operate. Laws and Regulations that are put in place by the Government. Government that has been chosen by the people to represent their best interest. Government chosen on “free and democratic” elections. I think we all have forgotten what elections are meant for. Every law and regulation represents and should represent the will of the people, they mentality and traditions. So Government from the people by the people i know its sounds as cliche but its meant to be like that.

Nevertheless, you still will be able to  see the usual suspects lurking around: lobbying, corruption, tax evasions etc. There is almost no Country in the world that is “immune” on these things.

Ok, that was the first one, now lets see what is going to be the second one a scenario where  “Oxios”, Germany, France and UK are inside the EU.

So “Oxios” (imaginary multinational corporation) in this scenario as a part of EU. What  does”Oxios” need’s to do for them to be able to trade their goods on EU market?

It does not need to go and visit Germany, France and UK. It does not need to obey laws and regulation of the country where they want to trade. They just need to go to Brussels and to “lobby” for their cause in front of  EU institutions, commissioners and  bureaucrats. After witch EU will force they own laws and regulations regarding the matter on the entire European Union and possibly on any new comers. How is that? Easy. EU legislation overrides National.

Let me help you to remember.

On April 2016 a report from Brussels came out and UK Telegraph stated:

” Britain is “obliged” to accept European Union laws and judgments, according to an official report slipped out by ministers ahead of the formal start of the referendum campaign.The document highlights the fact that Britain has to adopt EU law and accept the rulings of the European Court of Justice.And the report concedes that EU law overrides UK law, and the European Court trumps the British Supreme Court.With over 60% of UK laws made in, or derived from Brussels, the EU is testing the democratic contract to breaking point.The report says that Britain and other member states must “adopt any legislation necessary” to ensure the national laws “give effect” to those of the European Union.” – visit and read more about it on UK TELEGRAPH.

So our imaginary “Oxios” gets the job done and not only in Germany, France UK it gets it done on the entire territory of European Union. Any Conclusion? Yes it is a system for the system and a corporate heaven. And if you think that all the companies  of EU will benefit from that “corporate heaven” then you are in one great illusion. Only big ones are going to benefit from it. Not you. Not me. Not local or national business. No small and medium sized corporations. Only the Big Ones.

And what about TTIP – UK Independent stated:

TTIP – “The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is a series of trade negotiations being carried out mostly in secret between the EU and US. As a bi-lateral trade agreement, TTIP is about reducing the regulatory barriers to trade for big business, things like food safety law, environmental legislation, banking regulations and the sovereign powers of individual nations. It is, as John Hilary, (Executive Director of campaign group War on Want)said: “An assault on European and US societies by transnational corporations.” – visit and read more about it on UK INDEPENDENT.

Things are getting more and more obvious.

Take a look at the Brexit debate between David Cameron and Nigel Farage and look at the Brexit Movie that came out this year:

BREXIT THE MOVIE spells out the danger of staying part of the EU. Is it safe to give a remote government beyond our control the power to make laws? Is it safe to tie ourselves to countries which are close to financial ruin, drifting towards scary political extremism, and suffering long-term, self-inflicted economic decline? It shows a side of the EU they don’t want us to see: the sprawling self-serving bureaucracy, the political cynicism, the lack of accountability, the perks, the waste, the cronyism, the corruption. This movie cuts through the patronizing intellectualism of the noble, higher goals of ‘Project Europe’, to reveal the self-interestedness of the political-bureaucratic class which runs and benefits from the EU. It highlights the danger of becoming a prisoner in an insular, backward-looking Fortress Europe. And it explores the exciting opportunities that open up to us when we look beyond the narrow confines of the EU. Looks to the future, arguing forcefully and persuasively that it is safer and wiser to live in a country which is free, independent, self-governing, confident and global.

Geopolitics Society, Politics and Security

Lets be objective as much as possible. Do not misunderstood me I do love my country, European countries  and i do not have anything against the United States of America. On the contrary i think that United States is one great country with some great values and opportunities. For everybody that thinks that everything would be OK if USA is brought to its knees there is only one thing that can be said “You are wrong”. As we need strong Europe we need strong Russia but we also need strong United States. We all need to have balance and balance can only be achieved if no one gets to much power. To much power corrupts and absolute power corrupts more.

Look what has happened and the mistakes that were done by the European Union and the United States. Look what has  happened to Ukraine. Once united country has become a divided one. Look what has happened to Libya, once the Muammar Gaddafi has brought down. Not to mention Iraq. Saddam Hussein  was once deemed to be the enemy of terrorism now Iraq is the mecca for terrorism. Refuge crisis – look what has EU politics have done with it (with the great influence of Germany) Please visit the link for more: REFUGEE CRISIS AND SECURITY CONCERNS – PREPARING THE CHESS BOARD, what has happened to Syria and Syrian conflict , ISIS .etc. We have the worst instability in the middle east region in decades and all because the wrong steeps that were taken by some major player on this world stage. We must except the mistakes that we have done and move forward.

Russia can not be seen as an enemy of Europe. Russia must be regarded as a friend. Russia is an integral part of Europe. Russia is our great connection between civilizations our bridge between Europe ans Asia. Europe can only be strong if it is together with Russia. Otherwise we are being delusional to think differently.

In May of 2016 Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed that:

“EU would not be a global player without his Russia help.” Mr Putin, also called for an energy alliance with Europe and the relaxation of visa rules for Russians travelling to the EU.

“A rightful position of the Old Continent in the new international realities can only be secured by combining capacities of all European countries, including Russia. We believe our relations with the EU do not face any problems that we cannot solve. To get back to a multifaceted partnership, the deficient approach of one-sided relationships should be abandoned. There should be true respect for each other’s opinions and interests”.

Russia and the European Union need to build a ‘an equal and fair dialogue’ as partners to overcome their differences

We should not allow ourselves to be delusional to think that if USA  and Europe fall everything would be OK. NO not at all, at the contrary everything would be worst. If United States falls economically  almost everyone would feel it European countries and the world. Why is that? Everything is interconnected, economically, financially and socially. We all effect each other in some way directly or indirectly. It does not matter in what way. “So if I fall it is not going to be only me that is effected.  You are going to be effected to.” I am not saying that European Union should not decompose or that UK should not have made the decision to leave. Maybe it should? Maybe this decision was meant to happen? Decomposing the system that is basically wrong and that is calling it self EU is not as same as decomposing Europe. We can not put the equal sign between those two. Maybe the end of the European Union will be that necessary step to accept that we where wrong and that things should be done differently. So accept it and move forward.

EU had some great ideological starting points that brought us together at first place, but liberal approach to the economy, the rule of stronger over the small ones and EU foreign politics have almost destroyed its ideological starting point of equality and togetherness. If decomposition does not happen than some serious reconstruction of EU should be done and as soon as possible. Reconstruction regarding: Equality of its member states in front of EU institutions, EU foreign politics, legislation, EU financial and economic approach, rule of justice, security, human rights, scientific research and development .etc. If this does not happen now then the next time when the next crisis hits the EU it is going to be something that nobody could stop or avert. If this happens the fall is going to be inevitable. We all must ask our selves; Is EU going the same steps as once “The League of Nations” has walked? Do not forget what happened at that time. The second world war has begun. Do not allow the History to repeat itself.

Serious and systematic changes should be done to “The United Nations” and as soon as possible. UN is the only place that we have representatives from all the countries in the world. UN needs to be reconstructed for every voice and every country to be heard and to matter not only big ones. We must stay United in one United cause. “The betterness of Humanity”

Only from balance we can achieve great things for humanity. We need that balance as soon as possible. We need to see  major players on this world stage (not excluding the small ones) to sit together and to make some hard but meaningful decision on the future of human society.

This obvious polarization of human society that is happening right now is going to bring us to a chaos and the fall of our own civilization.

The UK Vote to leave EU and its EXIT from the European institutions maybe is and was a necessary step for things to go in right direction as a warning that necessary changes should be made. But if UK Vote is perceived as a threat and a reason for fear to prevail then we are all heading towards something that we will regret very soon.

(This Article has been published on June 8, 2016 and it has been updated on July 3, 2016)

Written by Founder of TBU NEWS Zeljko Mihajlovic

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