EU Plotting

Sep 30, 2017

Germany’s Angela Merkel and France’s Macron plan an “intense” drive to more deeply integrate the European Union after Brexit. Macron called upon the EU to “work more closely on defense and migration and for a eurozone budget.” Macron said that there is “a common realization of a need for a leap forward in Europe.” “Today we’re all convinced Europe must move ahead faster and stronger, for more sovereignty, more unity, and more democracy.” Angela Merkel said that the European Union must “continue to develop.” The call for deeper integration comes during a time of “growing Euroscepticism and nationalism and falling trust in globalized institutions.” Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic have all resisted calls to take migrants. These countries have not seen the spike in crime that has occurred in Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and Belgium. The countries are being threatened by EU legal action as well as fines if they don’t comply.