Subsidiarity is a Catholic principle that is often lacking in EU politics.
People often feel that they no longer have control of their borders, because they don’t. People that they did not elect set the policy regardless of what the people of any particular region might think.
Actually the Treaty on European Union in several places explicitly states that action be taken “while respecting the principle of subsidiarity”. The foundation of the EEC was primarily a project of the ‘Catholic left’ in western Europe anyway, so it shouldn’t be that surprising.
Be that as it may, what the EU morphed into, clearly has moved away from a consistent application of that principle; the founding generation being now replaced by one seemingly bent on further integration as an ideological principle, which wasn’t the original intention. Some ideas (like unlimited and unrestricted free movement) are clearly in hindsight not quite so amazing as originally thought, but rather than admit a mistake, they’re being doubled-down on. The result, of course, is intense dissatisfaction with the EU (however mistaken such dissatisfaction is).
According to a recent survey by Pew Research Center, about 61 percent of the population in France view the EU unfavourably. Only 38 of those surveyed in the country have a favourable opinion of the bloc.
The polls by the survey showed that the Dutch people have a better opinion of the EU. About 51 percent are in favour of the bloc, while about 46 have an unfavourable view of it.
That is what the bureaucrats say.
And the left, especially the Catholic left, is more than capable of ruining everything that they touch.
Brexit and Nexit are wake up calls that in the term European subsidiarity, the use the word subsidiarity is just like how Communist China and North Korea use the word democracy to describe themselves.
Like in Rotherdam, where the bureaucrats in charge turned the other way as young girls were repeatedly whored out en masse, the people on the mainland are looking on as jihad rape hits their own cities. they are now are asking themselves too when was it they they were asked to sign on for this?
And if the only ones asking themselves these questions are rabid extreme right wing fascist types, that does not speak well of everyone else in society who worry more about what people think of them than of the welfare of their young girls.
Like in America, what the bureacratic elites concern themselves with is the economy, and the idea of a large cheap pool of labour to keep their factories producing at minimal cost is very appealing.
These very same people kept Saddam Hussein well supplied in money using the same kind of reasoning to buy oil from him rather than maintain pressure on him to reform by maintaining strict trade guidelines against him.
Bush always has had his feet to the fire. Right or wrong, he was held responsible, as well he should have been. that is what democracy is all about.
The corrupt bureaucrats of Europe and their business oligarchs in the meantime have never been called to task for their role in keeping Hussein in power through keeping the gears of his political machinery well oiled in the years preceding the second Gulf War.
In the case with Geert Wilders, I think it is Israel, but Putin’s Russia really undermines the European Union. I can not find the photos of those gentlemen sponsoring those parties,
I have read an article in Russian about the people, name by name who sponsoring these parties. Photo are also very impressive. I have no doubt that these comrades apparently all Israeli citizens.
and here another publication
‘‘Russian-financed extremist parties bid for respectability’’ goo.gl/cX6Fbk
testifies that such political force as a nationalist party “Jobbik” (Hungary), the National Front (France) and the party of the ultra Syriza (Greece). According to the author, there is sufficient evidence that point to the fact that these parties work out the Kremlin’s political order and undermine the stability of the unity of the European Union.