As regular visitors recall, long before the current economic crisis these pages have been talking about the danger of Europe returning to its disunited past, judging from the lack of real solidarity, one based on common cultural grounds, and from the formation of the union only for economical gains. It is not difficult for one to infer that a business company is ready to collapse as soon as it does not bring the expected profit.

Will European countries, even separated, be able to achieve their dream of prosperity? The same question in different words: is European south the real problem of the north?

Perhaps this question will impede the European disunion, because it seems that, even as a business alliance, the union of European countries (or rather governments) may have less to gain and more to lose by dissolving into the former separation. It seems that the European middle class will more or less disappear giving its place to a greater distance between the few rich and a mass of the poor.

I won’t agree completely with the views expressed in this article by Jason Kirby and Michael Petrou. Although much of what happens now in Europe seems to point to a separation, there are reasons that make a separation rather improbable for the foreseeable future; the destruction of the European Union will make the rich European countries much poorer and (in many ways) weaker, than they will be by spending to support the European south. It is a duty of the European leaders to calm down the shortsighted reactions of their peoples.


Excerpts from “Can the EU be saved? – Europe’s grand experiment seems to be failing” (macleans). Emphasis (in bold or italics), added by Ellopos.

Since 2007, when Poland joined the Schengen zone, a border-free travel area consisting of 25 European countries, Germans and Poles have freely criss-crossed into each other’s countries to shop, dine and work. With his call for security checks at the border, Hübner has challenged one of the pillars of modern Europe: the free movement of people and goods between nations.