The European Freetrade Association EFTA would be the necessary and reasonable alternative – Published on Current Concerns, by Dr phil. René Roca, May 8, 2012.
The European Freetrade Association EFTA was founded by 7 Western European countries including Switzerland in 1960. Today the EFTA is left with only 4 remaining members, namely Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. In the aftermath of the second World War, the European states had initially aimed for a solid and sustainable foundation of their economic development with a big freetrade zone built around the Organization for European Economic Co-operation OEEC.
However the USA spoiled these European efforts. Their view of Europe on their geostrategic chessboard was that of some dependent pawns with vasal status. With this vision in mind the Frenchman Robert Schumann laid the cornerstone of today’s European Union in parallel to the OEEC and later the EFTA, with US support and Jean Monnet as a background collaborator. Their very first treaty, the European Coal and Steel Community, had put the six founding states on the wrong, i.e. supranational, track. Some High Commission, endorsed and directed by the USA, had started to claim important elements of national states’ sovereign rights. Today the EU is a state union held together by various treaties. With the Lisbon treaty the EU elite had recently imposed a kind of constitution on the member states, without discussion or voting of the affected cirizens, and this treaty is now to be amended by the European Stability Mechanism ESM. That will finish off the last remains of financial and budget sovereignty.
Supposedly the EU intends to solve their crisis that way, but the result is even deeper poverty and misery in unheard-of dimensions. The often hailed European House, built on sand from the start, will be brought down by the ESM altogether, since even the last pillars of democracy and rule of law will crumble.
And still the OEEC had started with the will to lead Europe back to the democratic path by the rule of law, out of the ruins left by the second world war. This had only been possible thanks to a foundation based on natural law and the intention to strengthen social market economy in a decentral, federal society. A global determination had emanated from this focusation of forces to leave all totalitarian ideas in Europe behind once and for all, with the UN charter and the declaration of human rights … (full text).
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