– Van Rompuy: If The Public Doesn’t Want EU Expansion, ‘We Do It Anyway’ (Breitbart, May 1, 2014):
In a crass and ill-timed intervention, the unelected president of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy has warned Vladimir Putin that the EU intends ultimately to control every country on the western flank of Russia.
In an interview with De Standaard newspaper, Van Rompuy speaks about his “dreams” that all the Balkan states will join the EU. He calls it an “inspiring thought” that in the long term “the whole of European territory outside Russia” will be tied in some way to the EU.
He admits he does not know if there is public support for such a move, “But we do it anyway.”
Van Rompuy’s comments, released in the midst of the tensions which have followed moves by Brussels to put Ukraine on the path to EU membership, give credence to Putin’s fears that ultimately the EU intends to put its tanks on Russia’s lawn.
Building a common EU defence is one of the strategic priorities for the Brussels elite who are trying to build “a country called Europe.”
Most people in Britain are unaware of it, but a commitment by Britain and the other member states to common foreign, security and defence policies was written into the Maastricht Treaty of 1992.
In recent years the EU has deepened the integration of the military forces of member states with the framing of the Common Security and Defence Policy.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande are the leading voices for a common defence force for the EU.
In 2008, a report by a respected Dutch think tank warned that the EU is pursuing a secretive “military space policy.” It accused the EU of using the cover of the European Space Agency to develop technologies such as the Galileo satellite system for use by military as well as civilian. authorities
Last July, Martin Schulz, the German socialist President of the European Parliament who is now one of the top candidates to be the next president of the European Commission, said: “We need a headquarters for civil and military missions in Brussels and deployable troops.”
At the same time the European Commission proposed that it should “own and operate” its own surveillance drones.
Last December at a European Council meeting, member states agreed to “deepen defence cooperation.” At a press conference afterwards, David Cameron insisted Britain would block EU institutions from owning and operating their own military assets.
However, the fact is there is nothing Britain can do to stop a group of EU member states from creating their own “intergovernmental” defence force and asking the EU to administer it.
Now in this latest interview, Van Rompuy has said Brussels intends in effect to create an EU national border from the Arctic Circle to the Turkish border with Iraq.
This could threaten Russia’s historic, trade and political ties with Eastern Europe, so it is unlikely Russians will believe Van Rompuy when he insists the EU does not intend to create a “geopolitical shift.”
As long ago as 2007, José Manuel Barroso, the Portuguese former Maoist who is the president of the European Commission, said he liked to compare the EU “to the organisation of an empire.” He said “We have the dimension of an empire. I believe it is a great construction.”
Van Rompuy’s interview makes it clear that the EU elite intend for the empire to go right to the edge of the Russian Motherland.
In reply to Van Rompuy’s interview, a spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: “Europe’s diversity means a one-size-fits-all Europe will not work. You cannot impose a federal, close-knit union on such a varied group of states. There is not the political will to do so.”
“Only 31 per cent of the people across the European Union have a positive view of the EU. Two-thirds believe their voice does not count in the EU. This is not the voice of people who think a ‘United States of Europe’ is the answer to their problems. You have to treat Europe like a network not like a bloc.”
UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall said Van Rompuy’s words “demonstrate the frightening expansionist mentality of federalist fanatics.” He said Van Rompuy “does show a rare glimpse of honesty when he admits that the EU’s desire to expand comes without any public approval.”
Vladimir Chizhov, Russian ambassador to the EU, and Douglas Alexander, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, were both unavailable for comment.
7 thoughts on “Van Rompuy: If The Public Doesn’t Want EU Expansion, ‘We Do It Anyway’”
Unelected and unpopular. Only a total ass reveals his plans to those he plans to oppose. What an idiot.
I sincerely doubt Germany will side with him, and without Germany, he doesn’t have much. Germany may be calling for a common defense program, but they are not targeting Russia.
Russia and Germany are working together…….both seek world domination, and siding with the debt ridden EU isn’t the way to winning. Russia, on the other hand, is quite wealthy in resources and has the people behind Putin.
He is the closest to a Napoleon I have ever seen in this miserable modern world, and nobody can beat him……he has a large coalition, unlike the EU or the US.
The majority of public dont want that EU. More political power to brussel affects their daily business in a negative way.
Because he was unelected he thinks he has got unlimited power and it’s gone to his head – the UK do not want to be dictated to by EU and by him in particular – voting for UKIP is the only way out of the mess he and his cronies are causing in the UK!
I doubt Putin fears him and what he claims! anyway, he’s let the cat out of the bag now!!
As Marilyn says, his Napoleon complex is obvious – an insignificant man shouting the odds with his very loud voice!
He has taken into account what the bible says about these days, and if some predictions are correct he will fail miserable, Infact he will fail anyway because uk will vote to come out.
What a total toss pot. Who does he think he is anyway the UK want out of this dictatorship and me for one is behind Russia any day over the EU.
Zet van Rompu 2 hoorns op zijn hoofd en je weet precies wie en wat hij is.
Calling him “unelected” is a bit naughty- almost nobody reading this has ever voted for David Cameron either.
Van Rompuoy was chosen by the 28 leaders of the nations of the EU as the top Civil Servant of the EU – not so much different from the way Theresa May was chosen.
Obama he is not – but neither is he a multi-headed monster from the heart of darkness.