Beginning of the end of the European Union is moving today?
Results of presidential elections in Austria and the referendum in Italy could permanently reshape the political structure of the block, and even to mark the end of the EU in the form in which it exists today.
Today, in Austria and Italy held elections that are crucial for the EU and its results could lead to the weakening, if not the end.Results of presidential elections in Austria and the referendum in Italy could permanently reshape the political structure of the block, and even to mark the end of the EU in the form in which it exists today.The official Brussels Matra Selmajer, who leads the office of President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, a little before the G7 meeting in Tokyo in May this year, tweeted that on what he called "populist horror".
- Imagine that next year instead of Barack Obama, Francois Hollande, David Cameroon and Matea Renzi here sitting Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, Marine Le Pen, and Beppe Grillo - wrote Selmajer.As for Trump, he was right. Half was right for Boris Johnson, who is speculated that he could be prime minister before Theresa May took over that function, and if it turns out he was right, and for the rest, Europe will be in big trouble, says Telegraf.
Rages, opponents of the establishment, the nationalists are those who voted Brexit and Donald Trump, but just this power strengthened throughout Europe. At the same time, in the next 12 months, the European Union expects a series of referenda, parliamentary and presidential elections that populists and eurosceptics could easily win.French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that "Europe can not die" before "attack populists". German Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warns of "democratic populism", while Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic Affairs, says that European voters are willing to "destroy the EU."
The first two tests are today. In Austria, voters vote in the second round of the presidential election, after previously the first time in the history of this country election results annulled. Norbert Hofer, a candidate of the Libertarian Party, could become the first rightists led Austria since World War II.On the same day, Italians voted in a referendum that could lead to changes to the constitution and limit the powers of the Senate, which would then pave the way for much-needed reforms to reduce debt. The Italian prime minister has put his political career on the line, announcing that he would resign if the referendum does not pass. Polls show that this is a real possibility, but it would mean that Beppe Grillo and the populist movement "five stars" step closer to power.
Netherlands vote on March 15, and polls favor the right-winger Geert Wilders and his Party for Freedom. In France, the first round of presidential elections on 23 April, it is expected that in the second round to be held a month later almost certainly enter Marine Le Pen, leader desničraskog by the National Front.
Germany to vote later on, but it is expected that at the local and federal elections Alternative for Germany (AFD) to make a significant result, perhaps even enter the federal parliament as the third political party, although it was established just over a year ago.Antislamski and antimigracioni movement has gained support by criticizing the policy of open doors with Angela Merkel, who recently confirmed that he will run for a fourth term. And in the Czech Republic a good result is smiling populists from ANO 2011.
However, Brexit and victory Trump in America does not mean that it will automatically right-wingers and rightists come to power, although, as is Le Pen said after the announcement of election results in the US, "Trump victory did what seemed impossible still possible." Ultradesnica is on the rise, but it can happen and that voters, by Europe uncertain times, however, choose well-known and stable options.And the influence of right-wingers could be limited. If Hofer really wins in Austria, it should be remembered that in addition to the symbolic importance, in functional terms, his victory will not change a lot of things in Austria because the president has essentially ceremonial role. As is almost certain to announce that Le Pen into the second round, so it is almost certain that in this round conceivably lose from a little more centrist candidates.
Yet victory ultradesnice, minstrels leaders like Angela Merkel could be weakened and Europe under the threat of terrorism, migration crisis, slow economic recovery and the burden Brexity, could be in serious trouble. Does this mean the end? Few of those who believe that it will fall apart completely, but without serious reforms are unlikely to be able to survive.
- 4 Dec, 2016
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