Bloc accused voters of having ‘power of dark powers’ because they rejected Brussels.
A series of politicians and commentators alleged in an unearthed article that the European Union had accused anti-bloc voters of having the “power of evil powers” for rejecting Brussels.
Tensions within the EU have remained high in recent months, with President Ursula von der Leyen’s European Commission being heavily chastised for a series of decisions made during the coronavirus outbreak. As countries fought to acquire vaccines for their citizens, this created a schism inside the EU, with euroskepticism growing in several countries. Many anti-EU people turn their gaze to the United Kingdom, which completed its separation from the EU via Brexit and was able to procure and deliver its own vaccine program.
Poland issued its own warning to EU leaders earlier this month, suggesting that if Brussels required it to implement judicial reform or face fines, it would “had to hunt for severe options.”
Despite his party’s desire to remain a member of the EU, Ryszard Terlecki, a spokesman for Poland’s conservative nationalist governing party, Law and Justice, stated that Brussels “should be tolerant” of his country’s own judicial systems.
“If things continue to go as they are, we will have to look for harsher remedies,” he warned.
“The British demonstrated that the Brussels bureaucracy’s despotism did not suit them by turning around and leaving.”
Arguments have been made for other countries to follow Britain out of the EU in the years since the historic referendum on the UK’s status inside the EU in 2016.
This includes five powerful personalities from Nordic countries, including Sweden, which are well-known friends of the United Kingdom, who issued a concerted appeal to ensure that certain countries both inside and outside the EU cut connections with Brussels.
The opinion post was co-authored by Mark Brolin, Jan-Erik Gustafsson, Helle Hagenau, Ulla Klötzer, and Erna Bjarnadóttir, all of whom are from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland, respectively.
“Many member nations are grappling with political instability at home,” they warned, citing growing voter skepticism of the EU.
The five experts noted how there was also a “increasing conflict” with member states over the EU’s “incompatible aims” desired, according to their article published in Aftonbladet in 2017.
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