The Summit of the 13 states in Eastern Europe, held in Warsaw on May 1, is a signal that the European Union is broken in two. On the one side, the group of states that want to lead the Union, Germany, France, the Netherlands, on the other, the Eastern European states, newly admitted to the EU.
The fact that at the Summit that marked the 15th anniversary of the enlargement of the EU with the Eastern countries did not attend any high official from the EU, neither from the European Parliament nor from the Commission, it confirms the above.
Two days later Jean-Claude Juncker confirm that “the EU is a abandoned bride, Europeans no longer love” has no value for the future of the EU.
Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, is a little more exciting. He draws attention to “… the danger posed to the bloc by the pursuit of supremacy by the powerful states of the European Union.” And then: “Although Europe needs leadership, smaller countries should not feel excluded,” he said, also addressing widespread fears in Poland about the hegemony of France or, in particular, Germany, in EU “.
In the last year, the Eastern states became Bruxelles’ beating horse, which reminded them of sanctions, exclusion from European funds and other such actions that signify divergent interests between the East and the West.
Many East European countries are accused of breaking the rule of law and corruption, most notably Poland, Hungary, Romania.
Germany’s megalomania’s desire to get as many of the EU’s functions as possible in the future shows how dangerous German hegemony is. Berlin wants the presidency of the European Bank, the European Commission, and even the presidency of the European Council. After an tedious mandate of Donald Tusk, Angela Merkel would like, according to German sources, to take over the European Council.
It would be the culmination of infatuation and lack of respect.
While Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, and Austria brought the extreme right on the first stage of the EU, now these countries are fighting against the East, accusing them of not respecting the rule of law and encouraging corruption.
The biggest corruption is in the Netherlands, where large companies have cheat the state and taxpayers.
The violation of European and international norms is in Germany, where large car groups have deceived the state and consumers by lying and fraud.
Not to mention that over 12 million workers in Eastern Europe are exploited and disregarded in countries like Spain, Italy, Britain, Germany, France.
If the great powers behave with the same arrogance and dislike of Eastern Europe, of course, the future of the EU will be an uncertain and disastrous one. Disastrous, especially for the West of the EU, because the economic engine of the Union, as the Polish prime minister remarked, is the East of Europe. Without the East Market and the labor force of these countries, the West will rule in crisis and extremism.
Romania’s PM Viorica Dancila is right: “… we do not want to see any differences between East and West, between North and South, between small states – big states, old states – new member states”. And: “… at the same time we no longer want a double standard, we do not want a two-speed Europe, we want all 28 Member States to participate in the decision table to really speak of unity and cohesion in the EU” .