Brussels, 30 June 2016:- Differences between the member nations of the EU continue post the exit of a developed country like Britain from the EU. Post ‘Brexit’ a special meeting was held in Brussels for deciding the path ahead for the EU. Apart from advising Britain, there were other topics that were a cause of concern for the EU member nations.
“The majority of the Europeans are unhappy with the working of the EU. Hence they expect us to work better”, said the European Council President, Donald Tusk. President of the European Commission,Jean Claude Juncker agreed that bringing discipline as well as improvements to the EU is necessary.But it is to be noted that there is no unity in the EU to bring this about.
The founder member of the EU – Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherland and Belgium are planning to transform the EU into a ‘Super State’ based on their needs of security, protection and financial concerns. Germany,France and Italy are playing an aggressive role in it. But Spain, Austria and Poland along with the East and Central European nations are stiffly opposing the same.
Under the leadership of Germany, the foreign ministers of the founding members met in Berlin. Meanwhile, under the guidance of Poland, an independent meeting was held in Warsaw. These countries have opposed the plans of Germany and other founding members of the EU. They have proposed to oppose some of the rules governing the member nations of the EU.
The East European nations feel that Britain’s exit from the EU is a great loss. Some fear that their opinions with regards to improvements to the EU may not be considered.
Many fear that the difference of opinions in the meeting held immediately after ‘Brexit’ could be permanent. Hence, the future of the EU seems to be indecisive at present.
EU to hold fresh talks with Turkey over its membership
New tensions have arose after Turkey’s demands over the agreement of accepting migrants. The EU has begun fresh talks with Turkey over its membership. Discussions on financial support and responsibilities to Turkey based on ‘Chapter 33’ have begun in the EU.
In its agreement with the EU over accepting migrants, Turkey has placed the condition of its membership to the EU.