Dienstag, 29. April 2014

Awakening from the European dream

Did you know that the European Union is not a parliamentary democracy? The European Commission, the executive body of the EU, has complete power over the legislative process ... and no one has virtually no control. Enormous powers and boundless power of the Commission sometimes tries to justify the statement that the state is similar when it comes to any modern government. But is this really so?

Do not forget, whenever the executive ceases to control the will of the people - democracy turns into a dictatorship! Meet the real face of the European Union.

 Zgrada Europske komisije
autor: JLogan, izvor: Wikipedija
The European Union is not representative ( parliamentary ) democracy , but a federal neoliberal dictatorship of corporate interests . Why is it no doubt just such a political construct , we explain below, but as we all could understand , first we have to introduce you to some basic concepts and institutions of the Union .The Treaty of Paris in 1951. Formed the European Coal and Steel Community , consisting of France, Germany , Italy and the Benelux countries , the Treaty of Rome in 1957. Formed the European Economic Community and Euratom , and then concealing its fundamental objective , under the pretext of economic unification , free markets and similar platitudes , the European Community (later Union ) step by step implement political unification , drawing in his wing European countries in the so-called . five waves of enlargement :The first wave in 1973. - Accessing Denmark , Ireland , United Kingdom ;The second wave of the 1981st - enter the EU , Greece ;The third wave of the 1986th - come to Spain and Portugal , followed by the Maastricht Treaty in 1992. , Which creates a huge federal political construct called the European Union - economic and monetary union , a single currency , a common defense policy and introduces the citizenship of the Union ;The fourth wave of 1995th - the entry of Austria , Finland and Sweden , after which the Union is organizing the signing of two contracts - one of Amsterdam 1997th which supposedly strengthens the role of the European Parliament ( but not excessively so, and not to a point where we could talk about the EU on parliamentary democracy , as we shall see later ) and the Nice treaty in 2001. , which is due to the accession of new member changes the composition and functioning of the EU institutions ( eg EU Council no longer has to take decisions unanimously , of Nice is a sufficient majority ) ;The fifth wave, which is further divided into two parts - the first part of the 2004th when they are under the authority of the Union ignition Czech Republic , Hungary , Poland , Slovakia , Slovenia , Lithuania , Latvia , Estonia , Cyprus ( Greek part only ) and Malta , and the second part of 2007 . , when the EU utrpane Romania and Bulgaria .The main criteria for joining this non-democratic superstate the Copenhagen criteria from 1993rd to which the candidate must meet the requirements for membership :First political - stable institutions " guaranteeing democracy and human rights " ;Second economy - strong " market economy " ;Third law - the candidate must be able to assume the obligations of membership .These criteria are usually added to the so-called . Madrid criteria from the 1995th when it was concluded that the implementation of the above reforms ( political, economic and legal ) must be monitored and appropriate administrative structure ( ie, efficient state administration ) to help candidate countries adopt and implement the vast acquis , on which the later be discussed further .When it is known that the above criteria Union sometimes adds additional criteria , such as , say , finding a nonexistent artillery logs or full cooperation with the ICTY , it is seen that the basic criteria only political demagoguery . What better proof of this than Romania and Bulgaria ? Is Romania a country with stable institutions ? Can we assess the Bulgarian economy as " very market economy " ? What kind of nonsense .To become a member of the Union candidate country is undergoing a process of negotiations in which the Union trains strictness in the process of so-called . screening , ie, in-depth analysis of legislative alignment individual candidate countries with the acquis of the European Communities , which are divided into:First explanatory screening - in which the European Commission represents the acquis and docira candidate country which all must reach out to meet her ,Second bilateral screening - in which a candidate country dutifully velevažnoj Commission represents the current status of its legislation ( and promises to be every day in every way more advance ) .The Union does not want to admit it, but the will of the member states has absolutely no chance of being transformed into a European standard and practice . We will see below why this is so . In addition , like any huge federation , the EU has a complex management system . By the way , has a monstrous architecture - just look at this giant from the European Commission on the image above.The EU has 23 official languages ​​, and for ease of communication are the three working languages ​​of the European Commission - English, French and German. European blue flag with 12 stars , but it really is not the official flag of the Union , which you can read more on our site Babylon EU and EU propaganda . The EU has an anthem - Beethoven's Ode to Joy , the so-called . Europe Day on 9 May , which the Union celebrate because on this day in 1950. Was a Nazi collaborator Robert Schuman ( about which more can be found on our website History of the EU ) held a famous speech in which he expressed his ideas about eurojedinstvu proposing the establishment of the European Community coal and Steel Community .

Solid bureaucratic towerThe EU institutions are : the European Parliament , the European Council , the Council ( Council of the EU or the Council of Ministers ) , the European Commission, the European Court of Justice , the European Central Bank and the Court of Auditors .EU legal order is autonomous and distinct from orders zamalja States and of international law . Its main feature is that it is restrictive on the legal systems of member states : limits the regulatory autonomy of the Member States in the field of civil, criminal , labor , and even constitutional law and creates obligations for Member States and for their institutions of legislative, executive and judicial power .EU powers ( which show that the Union manages life residents of Member States from cradle to grave ) are divided into exclusive , shared and complementary :A. The exclusive powers include :First a customs union ;Second establishment of competition rules for the functioning of the internal market ;Third monetary policy for the Member States whose currency is the Euro ;4th conservation of marine biological resources under the common fisheries policy ;Fifth common commercial policy ;6th international agreements .B. Divided powers (those which the EU and its member states are divided , but the EU can take some of these areas of regulation , in which case members lose their right to govern themselves and the area ) are :1 internal market ;Second social policy ;Third economic, social and territorial cohesion ;4th agriculture and fisheries ;Fifth environment ;6th consumer protection ;7th transport ;8th European networks ;9th energy ;10th freedom , security and justice ;11th common security issues in matters of public health .C. Complementary authority ( in which the EU has the power to support , coordinate and complement the activities of the Member States ) are :1st protection and improvement of human health ;Second industry ;Third culture ;4th tourism ;5th education , vocational training , youth and sport ;6th civil protection ;7th administrative protection .Many unions in institutionsHeads of state , heads of state or prime ministers of the member countries make up the European Council , to which the Lisbon Treaty was not an EU institution in the strict sense . Chaired by the President for a term of 30 months and can be renewed . He represents the EU in international relations .Council of the EU ( which is sometimes called the Council of Ministers ) made ​​up of 27 government ministers . It plays a fundamental role in the economic , foreign and security policy . Majority voting instead of unanimity will be an increasingly frequent occurrence . The EU also has foreign minister called the High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy ( also Vice President of the Commission ) .The EU still has a whole range of institutions - central banks, investment banks , Ombudsman , Court of Auditors , Committee of the Regions , Economic and Social Committee ...The European Council , with the confirmation of Parliament chooses the president of the European Commission , and he himself ( with the consent of the Council of the EU ) chooses the members of the European Commission and then the Council shall be appointed by the Commission upon the approval of Parliament . A lot of the bodies involved , but with a little lobbying President of the Commission asks the Commission does what he wants. Only the Commission proposes legislation , implements policy , budget , manage programs , representing the European Union in international negotiations . Although the implementation of European legislation generally left to the Member States , the Commission may adopt the implementing legislation .Each member of the Commission is entitled to one or more departments of the Commission , also called Directorate-General ( Directorate General - DG ) . At the head of each of DG is general manager, and each is divided into general management administration which are headed by directors . Special units consisting of legal and translation services of the Commission .European Commissioners are the real rulers of the Union . The Commission is fully supranational , and members of the Commission agrees that its activities do not represent the country they come from , or where they are nationals, it does not receive instructions from their governments or other institutions of the Union , but to act solely in the interests of the Union .Parliament or chatrooms ?Parliament " representing the people " but , surprisingly , not enact laws nor has the power to propose laws ! It was not until the Treaty of Lisbon of its powers the Council of Ministers begins a little to share with the Parliament . This is called " co-decision " (This procedure will explain later ) .Lawmakers can only discuss already proposed legislation and give their opinions on them , while representing the views of the supranational European parties to which they belong . In this parliament Croatia would enter you into the Union , had probably 12 deputies , as the total number of 736 members makes 1.6 % of MPs , which is less than the average statistical error .

 Gigantski europski parlament
izvor fotografije: The Telegraph

Unelected European presidentThe Union has a leader , the President of the European Council . Who is he ? Who chose him ? President of the half a billion Europeans, not elected by the people , it sets the European Council . This function , along with an amazing feature of the European Parliament to independently do not pass laws and the tendency of the European Commission to behave like the Soviet Politburo , surely one of najnedemokratskijih institutions in the world .The institution of the President of the European Council has just introduced by the Lisbon Treaty . This system was abolished in the six-month rotating presidency with Member States , although the six-month rotation remains reserved for the purpose of presiding over all configurations of the Council of Ministers , except when it meets in the composition of the foreign ministers .The President of the European Council , among other powers stipulated in Article 15 of the Treaty on European Union represents the EU in international relations . In other words , the citizens of Europe represents someone they did not choose . The first President of the Council - formerly the European level largely unknown Flemish apparatchik Herman Van Rompuy , came into office on 1 Dec 2009. Year . His monthly salary 234,480.30 kunas .

Inequality in the European CourtThe central role of the European Court is the expansion and strengthening of supranational authority of the Commission , and one of its fundamental objectives of establishing the supremacy of the law of the Union confirmation . The great " merit ," the court what occurred constitutionalization of the EU legal order . The Court provides that national courts do not adjudicate on the matter differently . At the request almighty Commission or the Member States , the Court finds that a violation of a Member State an obligation grounded in real -EU .It consists of 27 judges and 8 so . " Advocates General" ( Attorney General , in our literature encounters the term " independent lawyers " ) , which provide a very important and respected legal opinion on the cases , of which five large countries have a constant , and the remaining 3 are the " smaller " countries to mandate 6 years , with the possibility of reappointment . Every year as a representative of " smaller " countries can come on line in such an organization where everyone is equal but some are more equal ?The working language of the court is French, although some cases of water in the official languages ​​of the Union . One of the founding members of this honorable Court and prof. Dr. Karl Friedrich Orphüls , a member of the Nazi Party from 1.V.1933 . to 1945thEU laws are always above the law of the Member StatesLaws for the Commission creates a huge number of working groups of bureaucrats for whom no voice and no one knows who they are . EU law ( like the laws of the Federal creation ) have absolute precedence over the laws of member states . If the national law differently , automatically applies Unije law ( " the doctrine of the supremacy of the " EU law ) . The national court must not wait or look for the norms of conformity of national law with European law declare another national body ( eg constitutional court ) , but must be individually exempted from the application of a national standard .The EU can only vote to select the representative -EU Parliament , while the laws approved by the Council of Ministers . The Lisbon Treaty is the first time that certain national parliaments the right to say a few words about the Community exhaustion laws .For a bill passed in the Council of Ministers , for him to vote 55 % of Member States , representing at least 65 % of the population of Europe . To put a veto on the bill in the EU must be represented 35 % of the population . This great country can adopt whatever laws they want and prohibit all laws that do not suit them . Although in some sense logically that " large " , ie those who give the most and get the most - the question is how good it is for a small country like ours . The European " democracy " obviously of great democracy , where others have unquestioningly obey." The country that I know best "Foreigners are under the same conditions to purchase real estate , and even vote in the election of the Member States . For the ( eventual ) Croatian accession to the EU all EU citizens with permanent residence or temporary residence in the Republic of Croatia under the same conditions as Croatian citizens will be able to elect and be elected in the elections for representative bodies of local and regional government , therefore, will have active and passive suffrage .Europe so not only deletes the border , but the entire state and the nation . Appropriately enough , the politicians in the bodies of the Union is expected instead of naming their state used the phrase "a country that I know best ."Competition , monetary policy and other matters lucrative deals with the EU and the member states are left to the jurisdiction of " tough questions " ( health, education , welfare, salary deductions, etc ) . There is no interference by the EU . In the EU - companies from poorer countries can work in richer countries paying their workers as they pay at home .According to the Lisbon Treaty , the EU effectively assumes , determines and conducts foreign policy , and conclude agreements that are mandatory for all member states .The Lisbon Treaty ( the first time ) to standardize and exit from the EU ( and re- approach ) . EU is coming negotiations with the Council , with the agreement of qualified majority voting ( no member who comes out ) , with the prior approval of Parliament . If an agreement is not reached, the contractual obligations of the former member ceased two years after the request for release . How it all looks specifically , we can not know , because such a thing has not happened . But let's look at how the country would know that the best she could get out of the European Union ( if the accident still enter it ) .To exit from the European Union ? The procedure is not at all easy !To exit from the EU are required and some constitutional requirements on the side of the member states that leaving the community " united in diversity " . In our case , the constitutional presumption contained in Article 142, paragraph 6, of the Croatian Constitution . There , however, is that the provisions of that article of association relating to the conditions and in the process of disassociation . This means that, as far as our Constitution , had to spend all that is required for the association ( or connection ) . So , I had to start the process of disassociation , which could require a third of Members of Parliament , President of the Republic or the Government. Then make the disassociation decided by Parliament and that two-thirds majority of all MPs , then it would be ( within 30 days of the decision of the Parliament ) a referendum on which would be for dissolution (as well as for connecting Union ) sought majority of voters who the referendum . And then it just started the story of disassociation with the European Union .The story begins with the country that wants to get out of the Union notice of the decision of the European Council Member States of dissociation , followed by the start ( very hard and time-consuming and annoying ) negotiations between member states that want to blow off the Unije flocks and the European Union . The process of leaving the Union is quite similar to the process of entering into it , at least it is prescribed . So , it is very tiring . Note that not prescribe how these negotiations can last . Actually malošto do precisely specified in terms of leaving the Union ...Upon completion of " negotiations " , the Union with the Member State has concluded a special agreement ( heaven only knows how to make the right look ) , which would include a framework for future relations between the EU and leaving the country . Negotiations are carried out in accordance with Article 218 , paragraph 3 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU ( one of the contracts that the Lisbon Treaty amended ) , which stipulates the role of the European Commission and the High Representative for Foreign Relations in the process in a way that they give recommendations Council that its final decision by qualified majority ( before which should obtain the consent of the European Parliament ) . The way to sustain a qualified majority is prescribed in Article 238, paragraph 3, letter b ) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU . The exact nature of the consent of Parliament is also not regulated in more detail , but the European Parliament already has no significant role among levers European " democracy " , so it's not overly important .After all this is done , the contracts shall cease to be binding for a country emerging or after completion of specified procedures that country is no longer bound by agreements with the Union . It happens to the date of entry into force of such special agreement on the withdrawal . But Lisbon foresees the possibility that it does not come up ! Because of course , are also possible obstruction , for example in the form of inability to sustain a qualified majority in the Council, the denial of consent of the Parliament , and the like .In such circumstances , a country that withdraws from the EU could be considered as non-members ( or legally unrelated Community exhaustion contracts ) only after the expiry of two years from the day he informed the Council of his decision that he wants to leave the Union. Although this is a fairly long period , it may even extend , if so decided by the European Council with the consent of the member states . It's really hard to fathom why does a country that wants to disassociate from the Union , after submitting an application , it wanted to do it later , but , well, Lisbon provides for even such a possibility . These bizarre provisions certainly serve the expansion of the EU itself leeway in case some unruly members wished to disassociate , but the wide scope of these provisions remains to be seen . Itself a member state leaving the Union , of course , does not participate in the work of the Council when it adopted the said decision of disassociation .Finally repeat: to cut in practice looked disassociation process some Member States of the European Union can not know anyone - until that happens . In any case , it seems that such provisions , with a bit of lobbying in the Member States and Union institutions , the Union certainly can serve that process of dissolution of a member state that wants to get out well zapapri . And that does not even talk about what it would be after the order by the country concerned Union .That's how to read a complete answer to the question of leaving the EU . Not , however , not exactly correct to say that no country is looking to get out of the EU . Correct would be to say that the government of any state has not sought to get out of the EU . How do they know that people would not ? Nobody citizens that do not even ask ! Let the schedule referendum on secession from the Union in the UK , for example . So to see what would happen ...Millions of euros corporations instead of poorer statesThe European Union gives millions of euros of subsidies multinational giants like Coca - Cola , IBM and McDonald's to deter them from leaving its economic areas , writes the Financial Times . Money from the EU structural funds intended to finance projects to reduce differences in wealth within the Union , and targets mainly small and medium-sized companies in the poorer member states . However , in this cake are entitled to poop and global corporations , which make it wholeheartedly , exploiting the Union's desire to maintain its competitive advantage over other regions of the world ." There is an ongoing global competition . If we refuse to participate in it , all the manufacturing plants to move from Europe . So we have to find ways to keep them , "said European Commissioner Johannes Hahn, in an interview with the FT .Study FT 's Bureau of Investigative Journalism revealed that IBM awarded 20 million for a project in Poland , Fiat has requested 25 million subsidy , while McDonald's won 60,000 euros for the training of its employees in Sweden . Poland 's structural funds allocated 67 million euros spent , according to the FT , to attract large , financially stable company . The study also found that millions of euros from the EU funds allocated to companies moving their production from richer to poorer countries , despite regulations prohibiting financial support for companies in search of cheaper labor .Companies like British manufacturer Twinings tea and the Finnish mobile phone giant Nokia however, used the gray areas in the method of allocating funds from the EU structural funds to subsidized relocation of their production to countries with cheaper labor , says the FT . At the very least , the FT says , these companies receive EU subsidies that help them in opening new production facilities , expansion of existing , and employee training .The EU as a corporate bodyUsually it points out that the European Union is based on the " four freedoms " , ie the free movement of people , goods , services and capital . In this way, the single market , as economic integration that the abolition of technical and administrative barriers leads to the creation of a common market . But it is also a time in Europe corporatism .The European Union is a giant corporatist state . What is corporatism ? Corporatism it is the economic side of fascism in which the connecting high undemocratic centralized governments and corporations on her exercise decisive influence . Corporatist state in the hand holds a small number of corporatist and all that such a state is working in their interest . As for the workers , the EU was not created so that workers would be better , but to impose their system of slavery in which namicati huge profits for multinational corporations . This is the only function of workers in the corporate complex countries like the European Union .The European Union has actually led war against labor . The goal is to lower the wages of workers realize huge profits for deep pockets corporatist , and in this sense it is on the increase in the age limit for retirement . Union likes trained employees, and , if possible , in principle, from college to work , from work to the grave ! Liberal principles of deregulation , liberalization , free markets and cutting costs are directed against the workers , because they are workers these costs to be cut, reduced, less pay , and they take advantage of their work . This is the essence of neoliberal capitalism on which the Union is based, and which proclaims . Anything that might affect the increase in quality of life costs . It should be cut .If that member states and decided to pull the moves to take the rich ( eg taxing corporations ) would have to meet with the European Commission , which is seeing to it that such " irrational " moves satellite states do not harm the corporatist and huge corporate body - the European Community .More about the origins and development of European corporatism can be found on our website EU history .Neck in the European strawberriesThe European Union conceals his true role - full political unification under the guise of economic cooperation and the abolition of trade barriers . Although it does not specifically say , in fact, with the Lisbon Treaty 2009th EU becomes in every sense of the federal government , and member of its ordinary Province .However , all the major Croatian parties tend to the European Union and want Croatia to become its member . Public debate about gone, and comments will not be accepted . If you , in spite of all this, you want to make sure that "the country that you know best " approach so arranged state creation dubious past and present , such as the EU , read on.
Illusions of democracy in Europe...............................................................................................................................................MEPs do not represent their member states have been organized in the European political groups ( parties ) . Even the Council of the EU can not propose a single law : all the power in the Union in the hands of an unelected dictatorial Committee - European Commission .Parliamentary driving in roundaboutThe existence of the Parliament , members elected by the citizens of the member states in the election, creating the illusion that the EU democracy . But the EU is mainly manages the process of " co-decision " which includes two further bodies , and completely marginalises the role of parliament . ( There are worse proceedings when Parliament only gives an opinion , but they are rarely used . ) Parliament has formally legislative powers , but we know the procedure , we see that they are unacceptable miserable . In this way, the EU has managed to achieve a scandalous democratic deficit .Of course , not all countries are equally represented in the Parliament : the larger the country " more equal " than the smaller ones. Thus Germany has the most representatives ( 99 ) , and at least Malta ( 5 ) . The number of vacant posts " take into account " the population of a country , but it does not fully reflect . The total number of deputies in the assembly of 2009th-2014th is even 736 How could such a huge body could discuss anything well and produce ? For the President of the 2009th elected Jerzy Buzek .the most powerful isThe European Commission( unelected body ) forming the agenda for debate . Theoretically , Member States may nominate commissioners for whom they want, but it will take someone who " has experience in politics and foreign affairs and seeking a new direction in my career ." In reality , with some lobbying , will be decided by the powerful chairman of the Commission . The fact that the de facto authority itself , appoints and determines the topics for discussion , implements policy , budget , manage programs , representing the EU , and is only authorized to propose legislation , clearly testifies to the fact that it is anon-elected dictatorial Committee .The Council of Ministers : the quasi - institutionsThe Council of the European Union ( Council of Ministers ) is composed of representatives of the Member States governments . Each country belongs to a certain number of votes in the Council . Unlike the Commission , that are active government officials , not retired politicians and ambassadors and similar waste as politically powerful Barroso likes to see in his Commission .Council of the EU is actually a quasi - institutions , but there's also people who should be experts in their field . Therefore, it is bizarre thatnor that the Council can propose a law .Legally , the Council is a single body, in reality consists of several councils . The ministerial composition varies depending on the topic being discussed . As a rule, participate in the work of foreign ministers , however, when discussing agriculture , participating ministers of agriculture , when it comes to traffic , transport ministers involved , etc. That's why he coined the name " The Council of the countless faces ." The duty of the Chairman of the Council alternately perform the Member States for a period of six months. Within the EU Council acting and various subsidiary bodies that assist the Council in the successful from carrying out its tasks . These are : the rotating Presidency of the Committee of Permanent Representatives , the working group of experts , the General Secretariat of the Council .The Council is the regulatory body of the EU , and " co-decides " in the legislative process with the Parliament , but in some areas hasindependent legislative power ,with the obligation of consulting Parliament . In the framework of the Common Foreign and Security Policy Council decides independently.The Council shall decide by unanimous vote , a simple majority of the members , and the most qualified majority . In the latter case, the votes of Member States shall be weighted , and each member belongs to a different number of votes .The largest states - France , Germany , Italy and the United Kingdom have 29 votes , Poland and Spain 27 , Romania 14 , Netherlands 13 , Belgium , Czech Republic , Greece , Hungary and Portugal at 12 , Austria , Bulgaria and Sweden 10 , Denmark , Ireland , Lithuania , Slovakia and Finland at 7 , Cyprus , Estonia , Latvia , Luxembourg and Slovenia 4 and finally a small Malta 3rd Total 345 votes .The term qualified majority refers to the number of votes needed to Council adopted a specific decision . The adoption of certain proposals necessary to meet the two, and in some cases three conditions : 1 ) 255 out of 345 votes held by the member states of the EU , 2 ) voices must come from the majority of member states , 3 ) a qualified majority must represent at least 62 % EU population ( satisfying this condition is checked at the request of any member State ) . To reject the proposal is necessary to achieve the 88 votes . Qualified majority voting was introduced to allow for easier decision-making in the EU Council . Prior to its introduction adopting the proposal was conditional on consensus of the Member States of any proposal , which has significantly slowed down decision-making in the Union . Over time, the qualified majority voting extended to many areas ( single market , economic and social cohesion , security , health workers , etc. ) , while the consensus held in " sensitive " areas (foreign policy , tax policy , etc. ) .

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