European political leaders unveiled their plan yesterday to morph together European country’s into a massive superstate, following Brexit.
In an “ultimatum,” foreign ministers in Germany and France revealed a design for doing away with individual member states. Each country will not be allowed to have their own army, central bank, taxation system or criminal law. Brussels will be in charge of all of these things for Europe.
Member states will also have no control over immigration to their countries, which was a large reason why many people in Britain wanted to leave the EU. Member states will have no control over the admission and relocation of refugees.
The proposal was presented by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeierat at a meeting yesterday with countries such as the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland.
Leaders from France, Germany and Italy met in Berlin to discuss the Brexit crisis where some believe Britain’s decision to leave the EU could cause the separation of the EU. Excerpts from the nine page report were published on Monday.
Many people are displeased with the European project and the federalism it brings along with it. Anti-EU sentiment is high in eastern Europe, France and Scandinavia.
Following the Brexit vote, the EU is torn on how to proceed with the European project. Some leaders believe it will cause a larger divide and will go against the will of the European people. Many people are skeptical of a “united utopian Europe.”
In a joint statement Monday, the leaders of Germany, France and Italy say the European Union “must dedicate itself to the worries expressed by its citizens.” They said the EU has been a success and should not be disposed of, but also said it can not advance, unless it is supported by its people.
“Increasingly louder are those who question the very principle of a united Europe. The spectre of a break-up is haunting Europe and a vision of a federation doesn’t seem to me to be the best answer to it,” European Council President Donald Tusk said during a speech May 30.
Some see the Brexit vote differently and think it is an opportunity for a more united Europe. Spain’s foreign minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo called for a “more Europe” while Italy’s finance minister Carlo Padoan called for a common budget for European states.