The EU now (and without vote by their new subjects – NOT citizens) has agglomerated foreign policy of its “member states,” handed out a single currency, basically eliminated borders, put in place both a President of the EU and a ruling Commission (both without even pretending to acknowledge democracy and make these offices subject to election or account), and stated that they have combined goals in foreign affairs/policy, economics, taxes, budgets, etc. They have told member states what their allowable budget deficit limits are. They have told farmers in each state what they can and cannot grow and what the prices will be. Kinda like Obama’s way to make America fail.
The stated intention of the EU is to compete economically with the larger countries and trading blocs in the world, which mostly means the US, perhaps China. Of course, they will fail because free market capitalism always wins and they can’t even spell it in Europe…
Since they really are one “country” now with a bunch of “states” and are modeling themselves after the US (and our 50 states) in order to compete with the US, why do all of the now-non-existent countries still get a seat in the UN?
Since they are one union now, they should have one seat, and one vote.
Russia only had one when the USSR existed. Europe just dumped national borders, so they, too, should have just one seat in the UN: They are a single union, just as was the USSR, just as is the USA.
And, more importantly, as the UN Security Council was made-up of the victorious powers in WW2 (England, France(?), Russia, China, USA), and as the EU was NOT one of the victorious powers, what is the rationale for France to remain in the UNSC? Or the UK?
To retain credibility, or what shred it has left, the UN immediately needs to create a seat in the General Assembly for the EU Foreign Minister.
Concurrently the UN must cancel the General Assembly seats for: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, the UK. And the UN Security Council seats of France and the UK.
It’s only fair, right?