- Dec 29, 2015
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- Political Leaning
European Parliament President Martin Schulz urged the European Union on Tuesday not to underestimate the current threat to the 28-member bloc.
The trust of many people in "entire institutions, whether national or European," was lost, Schulz told the German daily "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" (FAZ). Schulz said there was the risk of an "implosion of the EU," partly due to Euroskeptic movements within EU member states,
"If the British leave the EU, there will be demands for further escape referendums," the German Social Democrat politician said, referring to the UK's upcoming "Brexit" referendum in June.
While admitting that Euroskeptics remained in the minority, Schulz said the silent majority was taken in by the notion that in the end everything would be fine. The negative outcome of last week's Dutch referendum on the Association Agreement with Ukraine showed that this was a fallacy that wasn't to be relied upon, he added.
"In Europe, we are on a slippery path," the EU president said, accusing EU leaders of showing too little commitment to the European idea.
"Hardly any of the governments are really fighting to reach the hearts of the people," he added, urging them to counter the "easy answers" of EU skeptics with a clear commitment to the bloc.
]European Parliament President Schulz warns of ?implosion of EU? | News | DW.COM | 12.04.2016
THese EU elite jokers are finally waking up!
We see this so often in the world now, a failure to understand risk. And a failure to understand that the people still have the vote.