European policy expert Rem Korteweg warned that increasing ideological divisions between Western European Union member states and Eastern members could prove to be too “toxic” for the EU to survive in the coming years:
European Commission boss Jean-Claude Juncker used his second to last State of the Union speech in 2017 to urge member states to accept proposals for increased cooperation with the European Union. But Eastern European countries such as Hungary, Poland and Slovakia have led efforts to push back against further integration in an attempt to regain more independence from the bloc. EU policy expert Rem Kortaweg suggested their refusal to bow down to the demands of Brussels has turned the relationship between Western and Eastern EU members “toxic.”
In December 2017, the European Parliament voted to trigger Article 7 of the EU Treaty against Poland – leading to a suspension of the country’s voting rights in the European institutions – as the bloc investigates whether Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki had violated “core” European values with controversial changes to the country’s rule of law.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, Mr Korteweg said: “It’s a question of the concern Western European member states have vis à vis Central and Eastern European member states with respect to the rule of law and with respect to judicial reports.
“The focal point of this is the Article 7 proceedings against Poland and the European Parliament appeal to start Article 7 proceedings against Hungary.”
In addition to ideological concerns, Mr Korteweg pointed out outstanding issues in regards to the management of migrants’ arrivals to the Continents and the growing “assertiveness” of Russia as additional factors in the “West-East” cleavage.
He continued: “This is a concern because, if you connect the dots between the three instances, it all has to do with the West-East cleavage.
“The migration crisis which isn’t resolved, the question of solidarity in the face of Russian assertiveness is an East-West challenge which has turned into a rather toxic debate – particularly if you look at the discussion regarding the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
“It’s on the question of the future of European values connected to the rule of law and judicial reform and press freedom that we now see the European Commission and Western European states tacking a very hard line against Central and Eastern European countries.”
He added: “When you look at the EU and when you look at one of the primary division lines, it’s still very much is this West-East divide.”
The “ideological” divisions aren’t merely about the handling of “migrants” and “judicial reform”; those issues are merely symptoms of deeper divides. In reality, the eastern European countries have already experienced life under brutal jewish communism, and they have no interest in repeating that nightmare, which is slowly strangling the West under the guise of the “socialist-progressive” EU. For those with eyes to see, the European Union is merely a re-branding of the old Soviet-style communism, with the capital moving from Moscow to Brussels.
The “toxic” divide is also the result of the fact that the countries in the East insist that they will remain White and Christian, while the West has already “embraced” multiculturalism, atheism, and judaized consumerism. Those two visions for the future are irreconcilable, and as long as the East stands with Christ as their King instead of with the jewish oligarchs who control the West with an iron financial fist, the EU is destined to ultimately collapse.