By Constantin Radut
We welcome with conviction the meeting organized by the Polish Government on the occasion of 15 years since the “new wave” of the EU enlargement covered another 13 states. All these states have experienced a black period in their history. All these states were abandoned, after World War II, by the powers of the time, and left in the beating of Stalin’s rifle and his descendants in the Soviet Union.
The 13 states, now members of the EU, have crossed a politically difficult period of democracy, the power to express their national identity.
From an economic point of view, with all the restrictions of the totalitarian regimes, the former Communist bloc states have managed to build an industrial system that has ensured the almost uniform development of the various internal regions. In some sectors, some eastern states even had good reputations.
Romania was a major producer of oil and gas, and in the steel industry, it managed to produce 14 million tons of steel. In the naval industry, Romania had one of the largest ocean fishing fleets and the largest shipyards. Romania was the pioneer in offshore gas and oil extraction. Poland and Czechoslovakia were large states producing industrial, agricultural, passenger cars, and the Yugoslav Federation was noted in many sectors, including food goods.
After the fall of the Iron Curtain, the hope and then the agony of the Eastern states followed.
The great powers in the West have applied the “first-come, first-enriched” policy. First, they have destroyed the industry from all the East. The puppet governments have been accomplices in the plunder of their countries.
The great shipyards in Poland quickly became a ruin on which the Russian roulette was played. Romania was left without any natural resources. The most painful is the sale of the national oil company to the Austrians. That’s how it became a pocket-sized company, like OMV, one of the most prosperous in Europe in the last decade. Neither Bulgaria nor Hungary can boast great success. The large Western European capitals have put their hand on the banking and financial system in almost all the Eastern states.
Today, apart from Poland, all other Eastern states are controlled by large Western European banking and financial groups.
This is the result of the 2004-2007 accession of the Eastern countries to the EU Club.
After they propagated the idea that the West is giving the East a gift to the EU, Brussels has entered with the boots in the dignity and independence of the Eastern states. They stole their resources, stole their workforce, stole their elites and the best young people. For years, they have been trying to steal the national dignity and pride of the Eastern.
Slowly, slowly, Eastern states wake up and say, Stop! “Do not steal anymore, do not lie to us, do not hurt us anymore and do not bother us!”
This was also the leitmotif of the Warsaw summit. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said: “We spoke in a common voice, there were no differences in opinion.”
Warsaw Summit: Without the 13 states in Eastern Europe, the European Union would have been obsolete and decadent (1)
By Constantin Radut