Comment by Jackie (and I could not agree more):
So, it looks like the EU is about to breath it’s last breath, OR is it about to breath new life? Is this the beasts in Revelation that seems to receive a fatal wound, only to recover stronger and more ominous? Solana seems to have an opinion (copied and pasted below). Time tells all, but I don’t think it will be long before we know something either way…everything seems to be on life support and full crisis mode…we continue to watch!
Excerpt from article:
Only very few citizens in Europe can comprehend what is happening to them. The Euro Group, the German-French crisis meetings, the G-20, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the troika are making decisions about peace, freedom and prosperity, but who exactly voted for them? Who can even understand the reasoning behind the latest attempts to cope with the crisis?
There is growing support on the continent for González’s view that only a united Europe, with politicians in Brussels with the power to get things done, can avert the next crisis, offset the economic and social imbalances within the EU and counter speculators on the financial markets. And it will only be possible to implement policies set by Brussels in the nations of the EU if it has a common, sustainable, democratic basis on the entire continent.
Many see the crisis as an opportunity. For Europe veteran Javier Solana, 69, it represents “the chance to make a great leap forward” — the venture of bringing more democracy to Europe. This, says Solana, a former NATO secretary general and subsequent EU foreign policy chief, is the only way to achieve “true political integration.”
Solana describes how this can happen in his classes at Esade Geo, a private Madrid and Barcelona business school, and in lectures around the world. In the opinion of the man known worldwide for his three-day beard, this great leap can even work without massive restructuring. Instead of erecting new buildings and installing new governments, Solana believes the EU should take a simpler approach, which he calls “legitimacy through action.”
Another excerpt from article:
According to Solana, those who don’t keep up will lose out. “If we are not intelligent enough to complete this integration, there will be a privileged economic relationship between the United States and China, and we’ll be out,” he warns.
Read the article HERE.