What now for the EU ?

woger wabbit

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The EU are looking to replace the money it received from the UK with a view to admitting two new countries, step forward Albania and North Macedonia.

Think they will be regretting that free movement agreement.

These two countries will be able to replace UK's contributions lost after Brexit??? I think not.
 
In the meantime we need to get ready for a good old tear up ... the French Foreign Minister (why is it ALWAYS the French??!) is getting into a fighting stance already and says the two sides "we are going to rip each other apart" when the trade negotiations start... sounds like fighting talk... and reinforces why we dislike the French... it's meant to be the EU we disagree with but the French take it so personally...
Our reply should be "so you want Germany to benefit?, Fine by us"
 
EU budget summit ends with no deal
Leaders unable to agree on 2021-2027 spending plan.
By LILI BAYER
2/21/20, 7:40 PM CET

Updated 2/21/20, 7:44 PM CET
"A special European Council summit on the EU's long-term budget broke up on Friday without a deal."

"The summit in Brussels started Thursday afternoon and consisted primarily of bilateral meetings lasting through the night and during the day on Friday. A compromise proposal was circulated on Friday afternoon but leaders were unable to come to an agreement on the 2021-2027 financial plan."

They "need more time".

Link to full article: EU budget summit ends with no deal
 

Tyk

LE
I wonder if Mutti regrets sending 'callme Dave' off with a flea in his ear in 2016.
Indeed, that was a gross miscalculation from the EU leadership, it was directly responsible for Brexit. Plenty of people disliked the EU as it was, but that was the straw that broke the proverbial camels back for more than a few.
 
Indeed, that was a gross miscalculation from the EU leadership, it was directly responsible for Brexit. Plenty of people disliked the EU as it was, but that was the straw that broke the proverbial camels back for more than a few.
She probably regrets inviting one million new Doctors, Scientists, and Engineers in, in 2015 even more.
 
"A special European Council summit on the EU's long-term budget broke up on Friday without a deal."

"The summit in Brussels started Thursday afternoon and consisted primarily of bilateral meetings lasting through the night and during the day on Friday. A compromise proposal was circulated on Friday afternoon but leaders were unable to come to an agreement on the 2021-2027 financial plan."

They "need more time".

 

4(T)

LE
consisted primarily of bilateral meetings

So, not much fraternal, democratic discussion in open forum then.

Presumably a series of "parent rows" between France and Germany ("not in front of the children") followed by one-on-one threats and slaps for a brood of whiny spoilt kids each demanding more sweets.
 
She probably regrets inviting one million new Doctors, Scientists, and Engineers in, in 2015 even more.
I doubt that.
I think she knew what she was doing, undermining German self awareness to make it easier for it to be subsumed into the EU Empire.
This is why yesterday she said the XRW were the biggest danger in Germany when even after recent events it is obviously not.
 
Indeed, that was a gross miscalculation from the EU leadership, it was directly responsible for Brexit. Plenty of people disliked the EU as it was, but that was the straw that broke the proverbial camels back for more than a few.
I can't believe that they missed the tealeaves.

Party offering in/out referendum wins by a massive majority after a hung parliament.

Hmmmmm. What could be the reason?

Very reasonable demands from a country who is number 2 net contributer and who screwed the nut when it came to immigration from new countries and even gave up part of rebate for the promise of cap reform...

Nah, we'll f*ck 'em off.
 

philc

LE
Macron is telling French farmers he opposes cuts to the CAP, which is about 1/3 of the EU budget, which is all well and fine but some day this will have to be sorted. Its a huge sum of money and waste.

Time for a rethink.

 

Tyk

LE
I can't believe that they missed the tealeaves.

Party offering in/out referendum wins by a massive majority after a hung parliament.

Hmmmmm. What could be the reason?

Very reasonable demands from a country who is number 2 net contributer and who screwed the nut when it came to immigration from new countries and even gave up part of rebate for the promise of cap reform...

Nah, we'll f*ck 'em off.
I'm not in the slightest bit surprised they missed the tea leaves, they knew that Cameron was a very strong Europhile, they knew that a fair few people in his party were very pro Europe and they didn't see a possibility that the Brits would possibly vote to leave the EU. Worst case they assumed the UK could be bullied into a re-run of a referendum should there be an inconvenient result (just like other countries were over other EU votes), there was no shortage of calling people misguided, bigoted and ill informed following the Brexit vote, in fact it's still very much ongoing.

She probably regrets inviting one million new Doctors, Scientists, and Engineers in, in 2015 even more.
Quite possibly, but as has been pointed out the blame for the barbaric behaviours of the million plus is being deflected or given a stiff ignoring. Her government isn't going to accept it was the dropping of a colossal bollock.
 
Out of interest, is there any residual anti-Government sentiment in Germany from those who were teed off at the estimated €2 trillion coughed up by the (predominantly former West German ) taxpayer in Unification Tax - sorry, Solidarity Surcharge (Solidaritätszuschlag).
 
Macron is telling French farmers he opposes cuts to the CAP, which is about 1/3 of the EU budget, which is all well and fine but some day this will have to be sorted. Its a huge sum of money and waste.
Time for a rethink.
Rethinking is going on, just behind the scenes.
Just started in Paris is the Salon d'Agriculture, a national farmers show that every President since Asterix just has to be seen at, pressing flesh and listening to gripes.
Mainly a time for soundbites and photo-opportunities though.
Now rewind back just a couple of days to see that the very same said President summoned the editors of a number of rural French newspapers for a selected audience to report where he thought the agricultural industry should be heading.
A double spread (of propaganda) over two pages was then reported.
Just before the most important event in the calendar for farmers here.
Coincidence?

The times they are a changing, and I cannot think of a single group of workers and voters he has not pissed off yet.
French farmers are not to be fcuked with, they take no shit from anyone.
(They just dump many tons of it on your house/office doorstep)
This was what they thought of the Canada deal



Good luck EU
 
The big branes at the commission do seem to on rather a long losing streak at the moment.

Dick the UK into falling into the new budget period and pay in for another 7 years... Blocked by Boris and failed
Global carbon tax on all imports into the EU - WTO just laughed...failed
EU wide plastics tax paid to the EU - MS appear to have rejected this at the summit...failed

I guess they could actually pay tax themselves to raise a few euros but that won't be happening of course.
 
The Salon d’Agriculture, in the past, has frequently been the big occasion on which French farmers have demonstrated their ‘disquiet’ at a Government stance.
Herds of cattle being let loose to graze on palletised grass in the Champs Elysées , for example.
 
I don't think that the millionaire ex-banker has fully realised who he is taking on with this one.
Basically, outside of Paris, the nation is who he is taking on (again).
Two years ago at the same place the leader of the (French) NFU made the observation that perhaps once, or maybe twice in a lifetime, people may need the Police or Pompiers.

Three times a day they need a farmer.
 

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