Germany’s new foreign minister Annalena Baerbock, has pledged that her country will support France in making “a more sovereign Europe” meaning that the EU would have even more power over the national governments of member states.
EU apparatchiks have not been shy about their goal to centralise more power, including over national issues such as taxation and defence, in the hands of the Brussels elite but these new pronouncements signal a much stronger push towards full super-state status.
The declaration comes as France assumes the European Union’s rotating presidency for the next six months:
“Our French friends can count on our support from the first to the last day to lay the right foundations within the EU: for a sustainable economic recovery, in the fight against the climate crisis, in digitization and for a more sovereign Europe in the world,” Baerbock said, according to AFP.
The final drive to establish a Brussels-elite run superstate may reach a stumbling block immediately however, as some former Soviet satellite states such as Poland and Hungary continue to insist their own laws take primacy over those of the bloc.
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