Sulik: Schulz’s Talk of United States of Europe Utopian and Arrogant

SPD chairman Martin Schulz. (Photo by AP)

Bratislava, December 8 (TASR) – German Social Democrats (SPD) leader Martin Schulz’s recent statements that the EU should be transformed into a United States of Europe with a single constitution by 2025, and that countries that would reject such a constitution should be ousted, are extreme, utopian and arrogant, stated Slovak MEP and Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) chairman Richard Sulik on Friday.

“Schulz’s statements that member states that wouldn’t agree to this utopia should leave the EU represent a display of utter arrogance. They deny all the values of cooperation and mutual respect on which the EU is based,” said Sulik.

OLaNO MP Veronika Remisova believes that the plan outlined by Schulz would most likely lead to the destruction of European cooperation, given that European federalisation obviously lacks public support, as was evident earlier in the rejection of a more moderate constitutional treaty in referendums in France and the Netherlands.

“We call therefore on [Slovak Prime Minister] Robert Fico to distance himself from the plans of his German partners, and instead to promote on Slovakia’s behalf the continuation of European integration based on mutual agreement and partnership. Instead of creating a superstate, there’s a need to make the Union’s governance more efficient, remove bureaucracy and distribute powers between member states and the joint bodies as well as possible,” said Remisova, adding that it would be reprehensible to disintegrate the EU into rival blocs by a plan like Schulz’s