Europe at Risk

Instead of enhancing European unity and furthering prosperity, such [paternalistic] policies will, if left unchecked, inevitably foster political conflict and a dependency culture. By failing to endorse the dynamic vision of a truly trans-national free market system and withdraw from the dangerous consequences of social engineering and economic centralisation, the EC is acing like an old-fashioned and isolated nation state. Instead of promoting development, it is increasingly being perceived by its citizens as an obstacle to wealth creation, personal freedom, and the basic principles upon which an open society is built. Following years of misuse by anti-competitive vested interests and bureaucratic empire builders, the Brussels' bureaucracy  has grown to such an extent it is, today, placing the European ideal in danger.

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