This entire package is a disaster and a big step towards EU federalism.
While the V4 seems to be focused on the “rule of law” (there can be no watered-down version either, so that everyone can claim victory), let’s not forget the other factors involved to oppose this monstrosity…not only from what the V4 Report said a month ago, but also from what Andrej Babiš and Viktor Orban said. 👇
- Viktor Orban called the plan “absurd and perverse”. Not only is he suspicious of ‘debt mutualisation’ but also of the shift towards greater EU integration. Orban seems to understand the long term stakes involved, specifically the drive to expand the scope and power of Brussels.
- Babis said “the conditions are absolutely unacceptable for us.”
“They reward EU members with high unemployment and penalise fiscally disciplined EU member states with a low unemployment rate,” he said. “This would put us at a great disadvantage.”
Czech government officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Babis’s objections were not only economic. Babis is worried, they said, about the power being vested in Brussels, taking the EU closer to a shared budget and central government.
One will see what Babiš says today.
** Ok, sometimes one needs to be the “troublemaker” to stop the group think of EU globalists who want to wipe the concept of the nation state from the map.