After Brexit, the EU will be smaller and will lose 12% of its funding. One would think Brussels would adjust to this new reality but…
Then again, the Eurocrats and Socialists have an insatiable appetite for more power…which can only be sustained with a constant flow of new resources to feed the leviathan in Brussels.
It comes as no surprise that many Eurocrats want to spend more by increasing the EU budget, which will ultimately expand the scope and power of Brussels.
– Despite losing over a tenth of its income from 2021, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is determined to increase spending. Earlier this month she outlined proposals for a €1trillion 10-year EU Green Deal Investment Plan.
Does von der Leyen believe the EU fairy godmother will magically provide the money? Like Macron, she is an EU federalist and will seek to expand the scope and powers of Brussels at all costs. This is not surprising, given that it will increase her own powers.
* For those who want a less intrusive EU and more power transferred back to national parliaments, the first place to start is by decreasing the EU budget. To control the growth of Brussels, one must first curtail the monies it receives to spend.
The EU executive has proposed a budget of 1.11 percent of GNI, while the EU Parliament is pushing for 1.3 percent.
But some countries are reluctant to hand over more than 1 percent of their GNI…and they have a point. These Eurocrats are unaccountable and should not be in position to use budget money as bait to lure another into accepting multicult EU values.
In the end, one cannot be for “less EU” while at the same time proposing a larger budget, especially when 12% has just ‘left the building’.
The EU must learn to prioritize its spending and to operate with less; if not, the superstate in Brussels will just keep growing and growing…just like every other socialist project.
If one wants less of Brussels, then it naturally follows that one has to decrease its budget first. Downsizing and eventually eliminating the useless and pathetic EU Parliament would be a good place to start.
What value do they add?