EU partition points
EU partition points
We mentioned that EU is the first step of an evil plan and can’t continue as anticipated by ultraglobalists. EU (and Europe) will have to be either partitioned or dissolved. The partition of EU and Europe can be done in several ways. First, the number of parts could be two, three, four or more with a trichotomy (three parts) having more chances. Let’ examine into more detail how a partitioning may occur.
EU has twenty-seven members after Brexit. These are in alphabetical order; Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.
European countries that are not EU members are; a) UK, Norway, Switzerland b) Russia, Belarus c) Serbia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Albania (Balkan). Turkey has also a small European part. Countries that have European culture and people are mostly of European descent are; a) USA, Canada b) Australia, New Zealand.
Let’s divide EU members into categories. First, we have a group of nine countries that are in North and West Europe; a) Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands (Benelux) b) France, Germany, Austria c) Denmark, Finland, Sweden (Scandinavian). They all have high income per capita levels and are a somewhat homogeneous group.
Then we have a group of eleven countries in East Europe that were communist in the past; a) Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania (Baltic) b) Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland (Central Europe) c) Slovenia Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria (Balkan). Some of them like Slovenia and Czech Republic have reached income levels like Italy’s while others such as Bulgaria have much lower income per capita.
A third group is six countries in South Europe; a) Republic of Cyprus, Greece b) Italy, Malta c) Spain, Portugal (Iberian). Malta has the highest income in this group and then Italy. Malta is a very small country though with a population of only half a million. Many ex – communist countries have surpassed countries in this group, especially Greece that had some serious economic problems because of participation in EU and Eurozone.
The order changes considerably if we use nominal than PPP (purchase power parity) values. The second presents better the economic situation of a country. All these countries add up to twenty-six because Ireland was left out of grouping. It is a very rich country in terms of income per capita but is in British isles with UK which is not an EU member anymore.
It makes sense to form a group of the nine Northern and Western European countries. They are geographically, economically and in terms of mentality closer together. These nine countries can be the base where some other countries could be added. Italy could go either way. It is a founding member of EU with France, Germany and Benelux (Belgium, Nederland, Luxemburg).
It has borders with France and Austria but It is considered a southern country although it has a northern part relevant to countries in North – West group. Italy’s income level is lower compared to the Northern and Western countries. Also it has some significant financial problems that could be hard to get solved with Brussel’s tight grip. A more autonomous economic policy is required, free of EU restrictions. The newly elected government is eurosceptic.
France has also a eurosceptic majority as shown in recent election results. It will be very difficult though for Eurosceptics to form a government because left (Melenchon) and right (Le Pen) do not get along very well. France has a southern part but it is not considered a southern country. Most importantly, France and Germany have been the most influential countries in European Union’s policies.
Two ex-communist countries with relatively high incomes that have borders with this group (North-West) are Czech Republic and Slovenia, so they could go either way. Very likely, they will prefer looser relations in a group with more autonomy, if they can have a choice. If there is an alternative grouping with more independence for member states, they should choose that.
Lithuania and Estonia follow in the list of ex-communist countries, in terms of income but they do not have borders with the North-Werst group. Poland which has a lower income is between Germany and Lithuania. Estonia is close to Finland but between Estonia and Lithuania is Latvia which has even lower income than Poland.