BALTIC-BLACK SEA TEXT • January 22, 2018
...and Gallic's shaft
of wit, and German’s gloomy genius. - Alexander Blok
November 22, 2017
Every country , including the US, papers over contradictions which come become apparent from time to time and may even lead to bloodshed ( see Civil Rights, Integration and Vietnam protest) The inevitable difficulties Europe has faced tidying up the left-over bits of two world wars and a cold-one have actually been pretty small and speak more of success and common sense than of a harbinger of disaster to come.
So how should the EU “paperover” that Russia has taken by force and without UN approval a good part of eastern Ukraine and Georgia? That Russia has encouraged Russian-speaking Lithuanians and Estonians to riot? And what of the millions of both North African and middle-eastern refugees with EU states picking and choosing who has to deal with this matter and who gets funding?
Except for the EU, there is no idea of Europe. This is cute nonsense. Every remaining map represents a country and a people with Europe as the victim, if you choose to view it that way. Even NATO is about Russia, not Europe.