Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Children must learn about the EU

"Despite the lack of a formalised EU competency, education at the European level has been rapidly brought to the forefront of the EU agenda with a specific role in the Europe 2020 Strategy to improve Europe’s knowledge economy through education and training provisions. Apart from this, compared to other policy areas, education has seen little light when it comes to EU policy-making. However, the European Parliament has identified a new role for education, which was made public... in the form of the European Parliament Resolution of 12 April 2016 on Learning EU at School (2015/2138(INI))."

"The Resolution calls on the European Commission to continue to strengthen its activities in the field of education, particularly in the wide dissemination of information on the EU, as well as to provide a common framework and guidelines for learning about the EU."

The European Union has a distorted view of itself because it says that the EU is based on the rule of law: everything it does is founded on treaties, voluntarily and democratically agreed by its member countries. However, there is plenty of evidence to show that this is not the case.

Regardless, children will be encouraged to share the EU`s distorted view. In other words, there are going to be indoctrination programmes for children in European citizenship as well as global citizenship.

The Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) was established in 1997.

Says the speaker in the video: "1993 was the year when the European Union was born. To us it had been sold as a political project. But these letters which we had found in December pointed in a totally different direction. The files showed that the ERT and the European Commission were meeting on a regular basis. It went on in complete secrecy. The ERT and the European Commission worked hand in hand."

The CEO published a report Europe, Inc.: Dangerous Liaisons between EU Institutions and Industry. "That report exposed the influence of industry lobbying on the new EU treaty being signed at that time. The report warned that lobby groups such as the European Roundtable of Industrialists (ERT) and their influence over EU decision-making came at the expense of democracy and social and environmental concerns."

"ERT was credited with being the driving force behind a single European market by former Commission President, Jacques Delors. A 1985 ERT paper by Wisse Dekker, Europe 1990: An Agenda for Action, was sent to heads of state and government officials throughout Europe...The subsequent EC White paper, that the 1986 Single European Act was based on, closely followed ERT’s plan for a single market."

Their plan: "Adopt a single market, monetary union, infrastructure projects, a flexible labour market, deregulation; downsize public services, austerity measures, privatisation and so on - the whole neoliberalism agenda follows."

Dekker had written: "If you choose not to have a single market programme, then you have given us no choice but perhaps take our business elsewhere." [from telex discovered among other ERT documents]

"This was a clear threat. The ERT represented 60 percent of Western Europe`s industrial output. This was blackmail. Why did none of the elected representatives speak about this?"

Note: all documents referred to can be found via the World Wide Web.

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