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So Ireland are not so indirectly responsible for throwing the NI protocol away by the article 16 ?!
:o

“Ah sure now, I didn’t read all that shite!”
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backrow wrote: Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:42 pm So Ireland are not so indirectly responsible for throwing the NI protocol away by the article 16 ?!
:o

“Ah sure now, I didn’t read all that shite!”
Yes. the Irish EU Commissioner has to state she either read the invocation of the article and approved of it, or has to state she did not read through the whole thing and approved anyway.

Unfortunately, this has become common practice in democracy. Both parties in Congress here have leadership submit couple thousand page plus documents neither the opposition or backbenchers have read through and give 48 hours' notice til the vote. That's better than 30 minutes at least.
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Bear in mind that the decision was made by political appointees (approved by parliament and the council only), not elected representatives. And to get rid of them you needs a 2/3rds majority in parliament.
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Flyin Ryan wrote: Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:48 pm
backrow wrote: Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:42 pm So Ireland are not so indirectly responsible for throwing the NI protocol away by the article 16 ?!
:o

“Ah sure now, I didn’t read all that shite!”
Yes. the Irish EU Commissioner has to state she either read the invocation of the article and approved of it, or has to state she did not read through the whole thing and approved anyway.

Unfortunately, this has become common practice in democracy. Both parties in Congress here have leadership submit couple thousand page plus documents neither the opposition or backbenchers have read through and give 48 hours' notice til the vote. That's better than 30 minutes at least.
It was only a couple of pages long. If you're the Irish commisioner, or her numerous secretaries and backroom staff, and aware what blocking exports means, then surely you'd check for references to Ireland. At least a quick scan or word search?
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message #2527204 wrote: Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:21 pm
Flyin Ryan wrote: Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:48 pm
backrow wrote: Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:42 pm So Ireland are not so indirectly responsible for throwing the NI protocol away by the article 16 ?!
:o

“Ah sure now, I didn’t read all that shite!”
Yes. the Irish EU Commissioner has to state she either read the invocation of the article and approved of it, or has to state she did not read through the whole thing and approved anyway.

Unfortunately, this has become common practice in democracy. Both parties in Congress here have leadership submit couple thousand page plus documents neither the opposition or backbenchers have read through and give 48 hours' notice til the vote. That's better than 30 minutes at least.
It was only a couple of pages long. If you're the Irish commisioner, or her numerous secretaries and backroom staff, and aware what blocking exports means, then surely you'd check for references to Ireland. At least a quick scan or word search?
So the Irish commissionaire and her staff was either criminally stupid ,or just criminally inept. Ditto all the other Eu commissionaires and flunkies.
Plus ca change.
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message #2527204 wrote: Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:21 pm
Flyin Ryan wrote: Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:48 pm
backrow wrote: Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:42 pm So Ireland are not so indirectly responsible for throwing the NI protocol away by the article 16 ?!
:o

“Ah sure now, I didn’t read all that shite!”
Yes. the Irish EU Commissioner has to state she either read the invocation of the article and approved of it, or has to state she did not read through the whole thing and approved anyway.

Unfortunately, this has become common practice in democracy. Both parties in Congress here have leadership submit couple thousand page plus documents neither the opposition or backbenchers have read through and give 48 hours' notice til the vote. That's better than 30 minutes at least.
It was only a couple of pages long. If you're the Irish commisioner, or her numerous secretaries and backroom staff, and aware what blocking exports means, then surely you'd check for references to Ireland. At least a quick scan or word search?
Ctrl F is very handy if they use Foxit reader for that sort of thing.
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https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/ ... t-meps-say
‘Always on’ culture leads to increased risk of depression, anxiety and burnout
EU law to define minimum requirements for remote working
No repercussions for workers who exercise their ‘right to disconnect’
Parliament calls for an EU law that grants workers the right to digitally disconnect from work without facing negative repercussions.

In their legislative initiative that passed with 472 votes in favour, 126 against and 83 abstentions, MEPs call on the Commission to propose a law that enables those who work digitally to disconnect outside their working hours. It should also establish minimum requirements for remote working and clarify working conditions, hours and rest periods.

The increase in digital resources being used for work purposes has resulted in an ‘always on’ culture, which has a negative impact on the work-life balance of employees, MEPs say. Although working from home has been instrumental in helping safeguard employment and business during the COVID-19 crisis, the combination of long working hours and higher demands also leads to more cases of anxiety, depression, burnout and other mental and physical health issues.

MEPs consider the right to disconnect a fundamental right that allows workers to refrain from engaging in work-related tasks – such as phone calls, emails and other digital communication – outside working hours. This includes holidays and other forms of leave. Member states are encouraged to take all necessary measures to allow workers to exercise this right, including via collective agreements between social partners. They should ensure that workers will not be subjected to discrimination, criticism, dismissal, or other adverse actions by employers.

“We cannot abandon millions of European workers who are exhausted by the pressure to be always 'on' and overly long working hours. Now is the moment to stand by their side and give them what they deserve: the right to disconnect. This is vital for our mental and physical health. It is time to update worker’s rights so that they correspond to the new realities of the digital age”, rapporteur Alex Agius Saliba (S&D, MT) said after the vote.

Background

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home has increased by almost 30%. This figure is expected to remain high or even increase. Research by Eurofound shows that people who work regularly from home are more than twice as likely to surpass the maximum of 48 working hours per week, compared to those working on their employer’s premises. Almost 30% of those working from home report working in their free time every day or several times a week, compared to less than 5% of office workers.
With our new found freedom perhaps we should enforce the businesses right to worker availability 24/7. As Brits are "The British are among the worst idlers in the world. We work among the lowest hours, we retire early and our productivity is poor. Whereas Indian children aspire to be doctors or businessmen, the British are more interested in football and pop music." according to Liz Truss and Dominic Raab. I suspect the over 60's would support it.
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Sputnik V wrote: Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:02 pm
message #2527204 wrote: Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:21 pm
Flyin Ryan wrote: Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:48 pm
backrow wrote: Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:42 pm So Ireland are not so indirectly responsible for throwing the NI protocol away by the article 16 ?!
:o

“Ah sure now, I didn’t read all that shite!”
Yes. the Irish EU Commissioner has to state she either read the invocation of the article and approved of it, or has to state she did not read through the whole thing and approved anyway.

Unfortunately, this has become common practice in democracy. Both parties in Congress here have leadership submit couple thousand page plus documents neither the opposition or backbenchers have read through and give 48 hours' notice til the vote. That's better than 30 minutes at least.
It was only a couple of pages long. If you're the Irish commisioner, or her numerous secretaries and backroom staff, and aware what blocking exports means, then surely you'd check for references to Ireland. At least a quick scan or word search?
Ctrl F is very handy if they use Foxit reader for that sort of thing.
Ctrl F "bitches"
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https://www.politico.eu/article/russia- ... -leverage/
POLITICO contacted every medicines agency in the EU and the European Economic Area. Among those who responded — Belgium, Slovakia, Croatia, Latvia, the Netherlands, Estonia, Ireland and Spain — none said they had had any contact with the Sputnik team. And none intend to.

“For the time being, there are no plans for directly obtaining Sputnik V vaccine,” said Ivana Šipić Gavrilović, spokesperson for the Croatian medicines agency HALMED.

Because the vaccine is derived from biotechnology processes, she said, a "centralized procedure is compulsory for its marketing authorization in the EU."

"Therefore, we are closely following the situation regarding the vaccine’s possible authorization through the said procedure, which would provide an equal and high level of safety for all European citizens," she added.

“We will follow the EMA,” said Dony Potasse, spokesperson for the Dutch drugs agency MEB.

A spokesperson for Russia’s sovereign wealth fund responsible for promoting the shot abroad, the Russian Direct Investment Fund, suggested otherwise, claiming that bilateral talks with unnamed countries in the EU — in both the east and west — are going forward.

To date, Hungary had only received small batches to use in clinical trials. But Reuters reported the first delivery of 40,000 doses was due to arrive Tuesday, citing a public television interview with Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto.
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https://youtu.be/Y65154sF9AM

:lol: :lol:

Needs to be gone by the weekend etc
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Flyin Ryan wrote: Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:04 pm https://www.politico.eu/article/russia- ... -leverage/
POLITICO contacted every medicines agency in the EU and the European Economic Area. Among those who responded — Belgium, Slovakia, Croatia, Latvia, the Netherlands, Estonia, Ireland and Spain — none said they had had any contact with the Sputnik team. And none intend to.

“For the time being, there are no plans for directly obtaining Sputnik V vaccine,” said Ivana Šipić Gavrilović, spokesperson for the Croatian medicines agency HALMED.

Because the vaccine is derived from biotechnology processes, she said, a "centralized procedure is compulsory for its marketing authorization in the EU."

"Therefore, we are closely following the situation regarding the vaccine’s possible authorization through the said procedure, which would provide an equal and high level of safety for all European citizens," she added.

“We will follow the EMA,” said Dony Potasse, spokesperson for the Dutch drugs agency MEB.

A spokesperson for Russia’s sovereign wealth fund responsible for promoting the shot abroad, the Russian Direct Investment Fund, suggested otherwise, claiming that bilateral talks with unnamed countries in the EU — in both the east and west — are going forward.

To date, Hungary had only received small batches to use in clinical trials. But Reuters reported the first delivery of 40,000 doses was due to arrive Tuesday, citing a public television interview with Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto.
That's a disgrace. The EMA needs to approve Sputnik and made it available privately at least.
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Petej wrote: Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:35 pm https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/ ... t-meps-say
‘Always on’ culture leads to increased risk of depression, anxiety and burnout
EU law to define minimum requirements for remote working
No repercussions for workers who exercise their ‘right to disconnect’
Parliament calls for an EU law that grants workers the right to digitally disconnect from work without facing negative repercussions.

In their legislative initiative that passed with 472 votes in favour, 126 against and 83 abstentions, MEPs call on the Commission to propose a law that enables those who work digitally to disconnect outside their working hours. It should also establish minimum requirements for remote working and clarify working conditions, hours and rest periods.

The increase in digital resources being used for work purposes has resulted in an ‘always on’ culture, which has a negative impact on the work-life balance of employees, MEPs say. Although working from home has been instrumental in helping safeguard employment and business during the COVID-19 crisis, the combination of long working hours and higher demands also leads to more cases of anxiety, depression, burnout and other mental and physical health issues.

MEPs consider the right to disconnect a fundamental right that allows workers to refrain from engaging in work-related tasks – such as phone calls, emails and other digital communication – outside working hours. This includes holidays and other forms of leave. Member states are encouraged to take all necessary measures to allow workers to exercise this right, including via collective agreements between social partners. They should ensure that workers will not be subjected to discrimination, criticism, dismissal, or other adverse actions by employers.

“We cannot abandon millions of European workers who are exhausted by the pressure to be always 'on' and overly long working hours. Now is the moment to stand by their side and give them what they deserve: the right to disconnect. This is vital for our mental and physical health. It is time to update worker’s rights so that they correspond to the new realities of the digital age”, rapporteur Alex Agius Saliba (S&D, MT) said after the vote.

Background

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home has increased by almost 30%. This figure is expected to remain high or even increase. Research by Eurofound shows that people who work regularly from home are more than twice as likely to surpass the maximum of 48 working hours per week, compared to those working on their employer’s premises. Almost 30% of those working from home report working in their free time every day or several times a week, compared to less than 5% of office workers.
With our new found freedom perhaps we should enforce the businesses right to worker availability 24/7. As Brits are "The British are among the worst idlers in the world. We work among the lowest hours, we retire early and our productivity is poor. Whereas Indian children aspire to be doctors or businessmen, the British are more interested in football and pop music." according to Liz Truss and Dominic Raab. I suspect the over 60's would support it.


Well that’s another “special” take on the EU voting to be less productive.
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Petej wrote: Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:35 pm https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/ ... t-meps-say
‘Always on’ culture leads to increased risk of depression, anxiety and burnout
EU law to define minimum requirements for remote working
No repercussions for workers who exercise their ‘right to disconnect’
Parliament calls for an EU law that grants workers the right to digitally disconnect from work without facing negative repercussions.

In their legislative initiative that passed with 472 votes in favour, 126 against and 83 abstentions, MEPs call on the Commission to propose a law that enables those who work digitally to disconnect outside their working hours. It should also establish minimum requirements for remote working and clarify working conditions, hours and rest periods.

The increase in digital resources being used for work purposes has resulted in an ‘always on’ culture, which has a negative impact on the work-life balance of employees, MEPs say. Although working from home has been instrumental in helping safeguard employment and business during the COVID-19 crisis, the combination of long working hours and higher demands also leads to more cases of anxiety, depression, burnout and other mental and physical health issues.

MEPs consider the right to disconnect a fundamental right that allows workers to refrain from engaging in work-related tasks – such as phone calls, emails and other digital communication – outside working hours. This includes holidays and other forms of leave. Member states are encouraged to take all necessary measures to allow workers to exercise this right, including via collective agreements between social partners. They should ensure that workers will not be subjected to discrimination, criticism, dismissal, or other adverse actions by employers.

“We cannot abandon millions of European workers who are exhausted by the pressure to be always 'on' and overly long working hours. Now is the moment to stand by their side and give them what they deserve: the right to disconnect. This is vital for our mental and physical health. It is time to update worker’s rights so that they correspond to the new realities of the digital age”, rapporteur Alex Agius Saliba (S&D, MT) said after the vote.

Background

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home has increased by almost 30%. This figure is expected to remain high or even increase. Research by Eurofound shows that people who work regularly from home are more than twice as likely to surpass the maximum of 48 working hours per week, compared to those working on their employer’s premises. Almost 30% of those working from home report working in their free time every day or several times a week, compared to less than 5% of office workers.
With our new found freedom perhaps we should enforce the businesses right to worker availability 24/7. As Brits are "The British are among the worst idlers in the world. We work among the lowest hours, we retire early and our productivity is poor. Whereas Indian children aspire to be doctors or businessmen, the British are more interested in football and pop music." according to Liz Truss and Dominic Raab. I suspect the over 60's would support it.
Weird - my understanding was the UK works among the longest hours in Europe, but not very efficiently in terms of productivity.
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So VDL says WITHOUT her disastrous vaccine response the EU would have collapsed entirely! Oh.
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Still talking about us I see
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Mullet 2 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:17 am Still talking about us I see
Terry's a really weird mofo tbf.
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Mullet 2 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:17 am Still talking about us I see
Just a concerned neighbour. I am sure if your neighbour’s house was on fire you’d be concerned.
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terryfinch wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:45 am
Mullet 2 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:17 am Still talking about us I see
Just a concerned neighbour. I am sure if your neighbour’s house was on fire you’d be concerned.
:)
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Willie Falloon wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:48 am
terryfinch wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:45 am
Mullet 2 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:17 am Still talking about us I see
Just a concerned neighbour. I am sure if your neighbour’s house was on fire you’d be concerned.
:)
Less of the 'smiley' faces there Willie. I believe there is already detailed satellite images of your farm taken and a list of 'deserving' nationalist farmers for it to be given to come the anschluss.
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The Sun God wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:58 am
Willie Falloon wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:48 am
terryfinch wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:45 am
Mullet 2 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:17 am Still talking about us I see
Just a concerned neighbour. I am sure if your neighbour’s house was on fire you’d be concerned.
:)
Less of the 'smiley' faces there Willie. I believe there is already detailed satellite images of your farm taken and a list of 'deserving' nationalist farmers for it to be given to come the anschluss.
They may find a double barrel shotgun pointing towards them if that is the case.

:proud:
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Yep they will come limping down from their hill farms and hand their sheep to Willie to keep him warm
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Willie Falloon wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:10 am
The Sun God wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:58 am
Willie Falloon wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:48 am
terryfinch wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:45 am
Mullet 2 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:17 am Still talking about us I see
Just a concerned neighbour. I am sure if your neighbour’s house was on fire you’d be concerned.
:)
Less of the 'smiley' faces there Willie. I believe there is already detailed satellite images of your farm taken and a list of 'deserving' nationalist farmers for it to be given to come the anschluss.
They may find a double barrel shotgun pointing towards them if that is the case.

:proud:
That's what the farmers in SA said and they are all living in Perth now
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terryfinch wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:45 am
Mullet 2 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:17 am Still talking about us I see
Just a concerned neighbour. I am sure if your neighbour’s house was on fire you’d be concerned.
Look we really appreciate the self sacrifice of you guys. You were great in WW2. But now leaving Team EUrope, when blatantly against your own interests, is even more generous.

The latest piece of good news comes from Amsterdam. Only sorry you wonderful guys lose out.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/a ... r-BB1dAte4

The fEUture is rosy. :smug:
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shereblue wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:33 am
terryfinch wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:45 am
Mullet 2 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:17 am Still talking about us I see
Just a concerned neighbour. I am sure if your neighbour’s house was on fire you’d be concerned.
Look we really appreciate the self sacrifice of you guys. You were great in WW2. But now leaving Team EUrope, when blatantly against your own interests, is even more generous.

The latest piece of good news comes from Amsterdam. Only sorry you wonderful guys lose out.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/a ... r-BB1dAte4

The fEUture is rosy. :smug:

Jobs lost ——- none

Jobs gained in Amsterdam —— none

Reroute electronically — some.

If the EU’s problems can be fixed like that :lol:
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bimboman wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:46 am
shereblue wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:33 am
terryfinch wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:45 am
Mullet 2 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:17 am Still talking about us I see
Just a concerned neighbour. I am sure if your neighbour’s house was on fire you’d be concerned.
Look we really appreciate the self sacrifice of you guys. You were great in WW2. But now leaving Team EUrope, when blatantly against your own interests, is even more generous.

The latest piece of good news comes from Amsterdam. Only sorry you wonderful guys lose out.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/a ... r-BB1dAte4

The fEUture is rosy. :smug:

Jobs lost ——- none

Jobs gained in Amsterdam —— none

Reroute electronically — some.

If the EU’s problems can be fixed like that :lol:
I'm sure the extra Stilton sales in Japan will offset the £££ losses.

On a separate note, I can now see that Trump's pro-Brexit stance did bring £££ gains to Chicago and his once beloved NYC (at the UK's expense).

Even if, like Biden, I personally would have wished (a different kind of) Britain to remain in the the EU.
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terryfinch wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:45 am
Mullet 2 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:17 am Still talking about us I see
Just a concerned neighbour. I am sure if your neighbour’s house was on fire you’d be concerned.
I'm sure if your neighbour was an immigrant you'd have started it
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So the current candidates to replace the UK in the EU are: Turkey, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania and Serbia who are all sure to be net beneficiaries rather than net contributors.
The potential net contributors, Norway and Switzerland have said thanks but no thanks.

Where to next for the EU?
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Magpie26 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:58 pm So the current candidates to replace the UK in the EU are: Turkey, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania and Serbia who are all sure to be net beneficiaries rather than net contributors.
The potential net contributors, Norway and Switzerland have said thanks but no thanks.

Where to next for the EU?
Where are you getting this Turkey shit from ? There is as much chance of them joining the EU as there is you getting a sense of humour !
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shereblue wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:33 am Look we really appreciate the self sacrifice of you guys. You were great in WW2. But now leaving Team EUrope, when blatantly against your own interests, is even more generous.

The latest piece of good news comes from Amsterdam. Only sorry you wonderful guys lose out.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/a ... r-BB1dAte4

The fEUture is rosy. :smug:
Er...

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The Sun God wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:28 pm
Magpie26 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:58 pm So the current candidates to replace the UK in the EU are: Turkey, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania and Serbia who are all sure to be net beneficiaries rather than net contributors.
The potential net contributors, Norway and Switzerland have said thanks but no thanks.

Where to next for the EU?
Where are you getting this Turkey shit from ? There is as much chance of them joining the EU as there is you getting a sense of humour !
EU Commission
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MrDominator wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:34 pm
shereblue wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:33 am Look we really appreciate the self sacrifice of you guys. You were great in WW2. But now leaving Team EUrope, when blatantly against your own interests, is even more generous.

The latest piece of good news comes from Amsterdam. Only sorry you wonderful guys lose out.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/a ... r-BB1dAte4

The fEUture is rosy. :smug:
Er...

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EverReady wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:43 pm
MrDominator wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:34 pm
shereblue wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:33 am Look we really appreciate the self sacrifice of you guys. You were great in WW2. But now leaving Team EUrope, when blatantly against your own interests, is even more generous.

The latest piece of good news comes from Amsterdam. Only sorry you wonderful guys lose out.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/a ... r-BB1dAte4

The fEUture is rosy. :smug:
Er...

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The point is, equities don't matter.

Someone who knows explains all here.
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Magpie26 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:41 pm
The Sun God wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:28 pm
Magpie26 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:58 pm So the current candidates to replace the UK in the EU are: Turkey, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania and Serbia who are all sure to be net beneficiaries rather than net contributors.
The potential net contributors, Norway and Switzerland have said thanks but no thanks.

Where to next for the EU?
Where are you getting this Turkey shit from ? There is as much chance of them joining the EU as there is you getting a sense of humour !
EU Commission
https://ec.europa.eu/neighbourhood-enla ... -status_en
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MrDominator wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:47 pm
EverReady wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:43 pm
MrDominator wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:34 pm
shereblue wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:33 am Look we really appreciate the self sacrifice of you guys. You were great in WW2. But now leaving Team EUrope, when blatantly against your own interests, is even more generous.

The latest piece of good news comes from Amsterdam. Only sorry you wonderful guys lose out.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/a ... r-BB1dAte4

The fEUture is rosy. :smug:
Er...

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The point is, equities don't matter.

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Re: What next for the European Union

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Magpie26 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:41 pm
The Sun God wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:28 pm
Magpie26 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:58 pm So the current candidates to replace the UK in the EU are: Turkey, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania and Serbia who are all sure to be net beneficiaries rather than net contributors.
The potential net contributors, Norway and Switzerland have said thanks but no thanks.

Where to next for the EU?
Where are you getting this Turkey shit from ? There is as much chance of them joining the EU as there is you getting a sense of humour !
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It's funny how people can mis-interpret pretty basic language.
https://www.euractiv.com/section/global ... sion-says/
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Re: What next for the European Union

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EverReady wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:50 pm
MrDominator wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:47 pm
EverReady wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:43 pm
MrDominator wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:34 pm
shereblue wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:33 am Look we really appreciate the self sacrifice of you guys. You were great in WW2. But now leaving Team EUrope, when blatantly against your own interests, is even more generous.

The latest piece of good news comes from Amsterdam. Only sorry you wonderful guys lose out.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/a ... r-BB1dAte4

The fEUture is rosy. :smug:
Er...

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2019 Big Dom
The point is, equities don't matter.

Someone who knows explains all here.
Bimbo explained it
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Re: What next for the European Union

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The Sun God wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:28 pm
Magpie26 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:58 pm So the current candidates to replace the UK in the EU are: Turkey, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania and Serbia who are all sure to be net beneficiaries rather than net contributors.
The potential net contributors, Norway and Switzerland have said thanks but no thanks.

Where to next for the EU?
Where are you getting this Turkey shit from ? There is as much chance of them joining the EU as there is you getting a sense of humour !
From the sources of "news" in their shambles of a country
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Re: What next for the European Union

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Turkey is nowhere near joining the EU.

Apart from not meeting the majority of criteria needed to obtain membership there are also currently very high levels of tension between Tukey and EU member state Greece.

But hey let's not let facts get in the way of some good ol fake news...
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Re: What next for the European Union

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The Sun God wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:51 pm
Magpie26 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:41 pm
The Sun God wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:28 pm
Magpie26 wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:58 pm So the current candidates to replace the UK in the EU are: Turkey, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania and Serbia who are all sure to be net beneficiaries rather than net contributors.
The potential net contributors, Norway and Switzerland have said thanks but no thanks.

Where to next for the EU?
Where are you getting this Turkey shit from ? There is as much chance of them joining the EU as there is you getting a sense of humour !
EU Commission
It's funny how people can mis-interpret pretty basic language.
https://www.euractiv.com/section/global ... sion-says/
Its funny how some people cannot even read.
https://ec.europa.eu/neighbourhood-enla ... /turkey_en
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Re: What next for the European Union

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clementinfrance wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:53 pm Turkey is nowhere near joining the EU.

Apart from not meeting the majority of criteria needed to obtain membership there are also currently very high levels of tension between Tukey and EU member state Greece.

But hey let's not let facts get in the way of some good ol fake news...
You think this has anything to do with Truth?

Magpie is like the rest of the Pigdogs on this thread. Soccer Hooligan, white van driving idiots
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