Although brakcet joined members of the European Union in the fight for protecting the interests of Europeans, after the British exit the EU is waiting for a new split, predicts The Wall Street Journal. According to the publication, to solve the major for Europe, the questions become more difficult because of the deep disagreement between the members of the unit.
The victory of Boris Johnson in the General election and a likely British exit from the EU next month will be for the governments of most European countries, a relief, because now they can focus on the more pressing issues of the European Union, says The Wall Street Journal. Thus, as notes the edition, pexit became the 27-member European bloc a rare moment of unity, and the life after it can unmask existing between them split.
As the paper explains, in the course of negotiating the gap with the UK overall interests of the EU member States allowed them to speak with one voice on issues such as the protection of European citizens in the United Kingdom. The future of communication with European countries with the UK, which will be discussed in terms of market access and the rights of European vessels to fish in British waters, promise to be much more complex.
Despite the fact that European leaders insisted for months about his desire for a speedy completion of brexia to the EU was able to think about the future. However, since October, when there was a preliminary deal to bracito, the mood of the Europeans is significantly clouded, the author of the article.
For example, soured relations between France and Germany, coordinated policy which were the main engine of European unification in the last 70 years. The head of France Emmanuel Makron “split” block to your criticism of NATO, the attempts of rapprochement with Moscow and the recent veto on the EU enlargement for the odd Balkan countries. Meanwhile, Angela Merkel, the inaction of governments which face domestic political strife annoyed other leaders, aloud expresses concern about the transformation of great Britain from the second largest economy of the EU in its competitor.
In addition, today, when European leaders hot to argue about making a budget unit for a few years, the governments of many countries are in a state of internal division or failure to secure a parliamentary majority, which also contributes to the preservation of the unity bloc.
According to the authors of the article, today the EU is no longer afraid for my future as it was in 2016, during the rise of nationalist forces in Europe. Today, the main concern is the inability of members to reach consensus even on minor issues.
“Soft power” of the European Union have traditionally been built on economic incentives to promote democratic values, remind the authors. However, if in the age of globalization, common to all rules and understand that the compromise is beneficial to all, such an approach flourished, today Europe looks flustered in the face of new great-power politics and internal strife, when liberal values are subjected to an open attack, even within EU countries — in particular in Poland and Hungary.
EU rules on migration also are deep differences and disputes for many years. The problem concerns how the arrival in Europe of refugees from regions with an unstable situation, and their distribution between European countries. Issues such as economic and fiscal integration of the EU and relations with the United States in the field of security are no less controversial.
As the newspaper notes, the absence of great Britain, will surely make themselves felt in addressing important issues. During its membership in the European Union, it has consistently promoted the idea of free trade. Enlargement of the EU and close ties with Washington. In addition, pexit leave the European Union budget “hole” of €84 billion, and one of the “fights” after the release of the United Kingdom of the enterprises will unfold over the filling of this gap.
Although strife between Germany and France, from the point of view of future EU cause the most concern, it is only about “stutter”, not a breakup, says the newspaper. Besides, as reminds the edition, in 60 years of its existence, the European Union has experienced UPS and downs.
Today, the authorities in Brussels came a new leadership team, which aim to restore the unity of the EU and to position Europe as a more effective geopolitical player “in an increasingly uncertain world.” Despite the fact that the common market remains a significant asset for the EU to lose which-for bilateral agreements with Britain they wouldn’t want some of the European leaders warn that the safety of the unit depends on close ties with the Europeans. “We are the world’s big powers. We need to unite,” — said on this subject in October, Emmanuel macron.