How the EU uses crises to build its centralised power. BBC:
Migrant crisis: EU to prioritise new border force
Hungary and Poland insist that the new EU border force must not undermine national sovereignty.
The European Commission plan says the EU must have authority to deploy the force even to a country that did not request it, if necessary. But it would still operate alongside national border staff.
Jean-Claude Juncker: EU needs ‘a security union’
Speaking to reporters a day after terror attacks struck at the heart of the EU, including a bombing that killed at least 20 people in a metro station a short distance from the Commission’s headquarters, Juncker said Europe needs to do a better job of coordinating its response.
“We feel we need capital markets union, energy union, economic and monetary union, but we also think that we need a security union,” he said during a joint press conference with French Prime Minister Manuel Valls.
“We need everything that will allow us to achieve a security union,” Juncker said, adding that the Commission had come up with proposals for, among other things, the protection of external borders that he hoped EU countries would adopt soon. Last December the Commission drew up a proposal for an EU border and coast guard that the Commission hopes will be operational this autumn.
Always “More EU”.
And awful threats of what might happen if it shrinks,
BRUSSELS chief Jean-Claude Juncker warned Britain could spark World War Three if it votes to leave the European Union.
from someone who is quite open about the need for lies:
At the height of the eurozone crisis, Mr Juncker was described as the “master of lies” for organising a meeting of finance ministers to talk about whether Greece could remain in the single currency and then trying to deny it was taking place.
Germany’s Suddeutsche Zeitung accused Mr Juncker of “taking the lead on the deception” and warned he had managed “to fritter away the last remaining trust the people of Europe still have”.
Mr Juncker has never hidden his view that the compromises and deals being worked out in EU meetings or leaders or ministers need be protected from public scrutiny, by lies if necessary.
“When it becomes serious, you have to lie,” he said.
The EU expands its powers with every new crisis. But it never resolves any of them. It’s like a disease slowly killing its host.