Tuesday, May 31, 2005

 

Say no to Europe?

The French voted no:
http://service.spiegel.de/cache/international/0,1518,358226,00.html

Everyone in Paris is celebrating right now. Although I see some of the advantages of this "no", this also makes me worry.

I had some arguments over Europe and the constitution lately. And most people seem to think that while it's a great idea to share a single market, countries should remain souvereign when it comes to foreign policies and so on. Also, they believe that since they are smaller than France or Germany, they will never be allowed/able to nominate someone from their countries for the election of the EU's commissioner.

Not the case, I believe, but others don't have as much confidence in democracy it seems.

So France votes "no" and with Germany at the brink of new elections, we live in interesting times. Hope this goes well for us Europeans. History sometimes suggests a different thing.
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