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How the EU deals with members flouting core western radical norms and significances could overshadow Brexit bickering in 2018

In 2017, Europe survived the crunch Dutch, French and German elections that- after Brexit and Trump- many predicted would celebrate the beginning of its death. In 2018, the most serious threat could come from the east.

When Poland and Hungary met the EU in 2004, the desegregation of the former communist faction countries was to be considered as critical to the bloc’s post-cold war advancement. Barely a decade afterward, they risk becoming its first swindler states.

How Europe deals with members purposely flouting the core western liberal norms and qualities it strives to embody- social accept, respect for free speech, an independent judiciary- could predominate 2018 far more than Britain’s exit.

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Why do some nations resist deeper EU integration?

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In the eurosceptic resource “theres a place” announced Brussels the above issues diktats about straight bananas and European militaries. In actuality, there are 28 European Union member states, soon to be 27, with a smorgasbord of political traditions and priorities.

The breadth of EU membership explains why the penetration of desegregation is always rivalry. In belief, 27 countries( excluding Britain) will be voting in favour of identified priority for the coming decade: stronger eurozone universities to protect the common currency, joined-up act on migration movements and apology, a free-trading continent “thats really not” “naive” about foreign contender.

The difficulty is they do not agree how to get there. Take the euro area: France and Germany will be voting in favour of further integration, including a eurozone finance minister and European monetary fund, but disagree on how much threat should be shared. Or migration: every Eu members misses more “solidarity”. Solidarity for Italy and Greece means other countries taking in more refugees. Solidarity for Hungary means tougher action to protect the EU’s external borders.

For most countries, levy and military spending are closely tied up to national sovereignty, so there is hesitancy to abdicate too much verify to EU handles. Europe has always been about endanger. But endangers can be harder to find in a bigger club.

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Who I’m reading

Amanda Hess on the business of “anti-ageing” ~ ATAGEND and attaining sure maidens dislike themselves; Bryan Curtis with a terrific portion on Jemele Hill; and Ezra Klein on his interview this week with Hillary Clinton .

What I’m writing

At Marie Claire, on Hillary Clinton’s book and why she’s more of a chairperson now that the president himself.

How outraged I am

A couple of ex-Google hires thought they could supersede city’s beloved bodegas with what ogles to be little more than a gussied-up vending machine. The internet delivered its fury, so I’m at a satisfied six out of 10 on the rage scale.

How I’m making it through this week

I know I frequently share pics and videos of cute things to get your attention off “the worlds”; but this week what’s giving me hope is the full and prodigious life of Edie Windsor, who passed away this week. Rest in supremacy, Edie.

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