Brexit against corruption?
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Brexit against corruption?
15. 4. 2019

Brexit has offered us Europeans with one great chance: I can say, from the anticorruption vantage point, that regional policies with their system of funds and subsidies stands out as the biggest problem of the EU as it exists today. Redistribution just doesn’t work on this level. Fraud and theft are commonplace and ubiquitous. Redistribution of this type is utterly counterproductive in terms of the professed goals. Redistribution stifles competition, works for the rich and spreads across generations to create system-based corruption at all decision-making echelons. We all know that the EU is not a paradise on earth, that further economic integration is not possible at this stage, and about the same goes for economic integration as well. The post-World War II ideological reasons for founding the EU are a thing of the past. The bureaucratic machine is struggling to meet forty-year-old assignments and obviously cannot respond to new challenges. But now we know, thanks to the British, that a door slammed is a solution wasted.

Brexit has offered us Europeans with one great chance: I can say, from the anticorruption vantage point, that regional policies with their system of funds and subsidies stands out as the biggest problem of the EU as it exists today. Redistribution just doesn’t work on this level. Fraud and theft are commonplace and ubiquitous. Redistribution of this type is utterly counterproductive in terms of the professed goals. Redistribution stifles competition, works for the rich and spreads across generations to create system-based corruption at all decision-making echelons.

We all know that the EU is not a paradise on earth, that further economic integration is not possible at this stage, and about the same goes for economic integration as well. The post-World War II ideological reasons for founding the EU are a thing of the past. The bureaucratic machine is struggling to meet forty-year-old assignments and obviously cannot respond to new challenges. But now we know, thanks to the British, that a door slammed is a solution wasted.

The insular kingdom has long seen the European bloc as an arena for dialogue between Germany and France. Britain has long been s staunch opponent of curbing national influences and creeping federalization of the European Union. However, as long as the assets of free movement prevailed, Europe’s counterproductive regional and agricultural policy could be magnanimously overlooked. But then, the artificial immigration case came and the game was over.

Precisely at that moment, the “omniscient” prime minister should have staged a papal conclave and produce a new system of European security and economic cooperation, which would ensue from the support of free movement, competitiveness and help to newcomers. But who will open such as matter-of-factly debate? Politicians? The only chance is to elect a new pro-European blood at the European polls, who would have the courage and exert the pressures needed right in the European Parliament, the only EU institutions on which we as citizens can have a say.

 

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