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17.05.2017

The National Interest: Emmanuel Macron can bring the EU to collapse

Its desire for greater integration within the EU could push Macron European unit to a dangerous point.

Despite the fact that the EU win the presidential elections in France, the leader of the movement "Forward!" Emmanuel Makron can be considered as positive developments, as the head of the Elysee Palace did not Marine Le Pen, it is impossible to claim that the EU is now saved. Macron, thinking like a banker, will push the European unit to a dangerous point, writes Amitai Etzioni in an article for The National Interest.

So, Macron calls for even greater concentration of power in the hands of Brussels, that is - the European Commission. This is despite the fact that Britain leaves the Union just because of public dissatisfaction with violation of the national sovereignty of the EU. You can not go to greater economic and administrative integration with the EU, while the bulk of the people are loyal to their country, rather than block. The fact that millions are willing to die for their country, but are not ready - for EU, says a lot.

It is impossible to say, the author stresses that it would be worse if tomorrow the people of Poland, France, Greece, Finland and Hungary will wake up tomorrow, brothers and sisters or, at least, active citizens of the United States of Europe. However, hope is not necessary. On the contrary, the EU vsepronikaemost pushes more citizens bloc member countries.

Affairs at the EU went well until his leadership was engaged in opening of borders to trade that benefit all, though not equally. While Brussels has introduced a minor form of administrative coordination among the countries for the exchange of students and scholars, as well as set minimum standards, which would have to adhere to, and industry and commerce, all eager.

When Brussels has introduced a common currency, was the impact on the budgets of its members, opened the borders for free movement of labor, and pushed through the reception of a large number of immigrants, it is thus intervened in national identity and specific values ​​of the different Member States.

Thus, the EU stands at the fork. On the one hand, the bloc strives for a higher level of economic and administrative integration. In particular, Emmanuel Macron calls for the introduction of the banking union and for the EU to formulate an integrated budget. All member countries of the bloc will be forced to follow this budget, which will be followed by the EU finance minister. On the other hand, the EU supports a low level of political integration, even though if countries have to go to a similar level of sacrifice for each other, as well as changes in their national policies, a higher level of political integration may be required.

In other words, a true community building not kept pace with economic and administrative integration, so the EU should either go ahead and pursue a more active political integration, or take a step back to the integration of economic and administrative.

Unfortunately, there are many indications that the unit will be forced to clotting, rather than building up their integration. So, country restore border controls, turn a blind eye to the instructions from Brussels, while polls show that more and more people want less rather than greater integration. In this situation, demand increasing economic integration can only be people with the banker's thinking, which is the Macron, skip, apparently, classes on introduction to sociology.

Therefore, concludes the author, you can enjoy the victory Emmanuel Makron because it means salvation from the French leader's right-wing party "National Front" Marine Le Pen, as well as, if there is in fact a desire to admire the fact that he is married to 64-year-old woman. Nevertheless, he can even walk on water, hinting at one of the commercials of his campaign, but you can not call him a savior of the EU, as it pushes the unit to a dangerous point.

A source: A REGNUM

Author: Maxim Isayev

Tags: France, Macron, EU Economics Research