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The EU Bankrolled a Rebellion That Threatens to Tear It Apart (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg title: The EU Bankrolled a Rebellion That Threatens to Tear It ApartBloomberg subtitle: Poland and Hungary have used the largesse of the European Union to undermine democracy and the rule of law. Is it too late to bring them in line?By: Wojciech Moskwa, Zoltan Simon, and Rodney JeffersonDate: 14 November 2021 "Governments across Europe are...

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Democrats getting undemocratic and liberals getting illiberal

All over the world, you can see a similar trend: democrats getting undemocratic and liberals getting illiberal. Intolerance (eg, for people thinking differently) is increasing. My blog is not about the (lack of) legality of that trend (eg, Austria, USA). My blog is about the Why of this trend. Last Sunday, Dutch ethics professor Fleur Jongepier was warning the Dutch...

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Is it time for a Nexit?

According to the Dutch Financial Times, the European Commission wants to interfere with Dutch tax laws. Financieele Dagblad, 1 November: The Netherlands must sacrifice its tax allowances for independent contractors and its mortgage interest deduction in order to obtain EU billions. There is some irony in this because our PM has been highly critical towards Hungary...

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Stewing Conflict Between German High Court and the EU Could Boil Over (der Spiegel)

Introduction LO: This article represents a very important topic that has featured several times in my blogs. It can be summarized as follows:- the heads of European national states appoint (and fire) the heads of the EU Commission and EU Council;- the national parliaments need to ratify EU decisions;- hence, national Supreme Courts must be superior to the European...

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Is a dissolution of the EU and UK, like the Soviet Union, unavoidable?

Late June 2021, the Dutch PM urged the Hungarian PM to leave the EU following a spat over LGBT rights (eg, BBC, Bloomberg, Dutch News, WaPo). Recently, Hungary announced a referendum on its (anti) LGBT law (eg, Guardian, Reuters). If its citizens agree, the EU options seem limited to accept, deny or delay (eg, committee). In 2016, the UK announced a referendum on...

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Europe: Identity vs Power (4)

The EU wants to penalize some member states for their national decisions that lack "European values" - whatever these may be. These national decisions were made by a parliamentary majority and should thus be considered as democratic. Both countries retaliated by vetoing the 2021-2027 EU budget. The main issue at stake is the erosion of the national rule of law....

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