More Europe, less Europe: Why European integration will not save the old continent from economic and geopolitical irrelevance


It often happens that vassals, in order to ingratiate themselves with their masters, show off more ferocity and determination than the latter in conflicts in which they are forcibly called to fight. Raising a flag foreign to them and failing to meet their specific economic and geopolitical interests. Let’s say that the case of contemporary Europe is emblematic in this regard. And it leaves us astonished in front of the geopolitical direction of what was, at least until 1945, the beating heart of the entire world. Not only because it is now clear that the European establishment no longer acts in the specific interest of the old continent but also because this will condemn its economic and geopolitical future. We laugh when we hear that European countries are condemned to geopolitical irrelevance if they do not increasingly unite in a deeper integration process. And not because this isn’t true. It’s true and how. But further integration of European countries will not save the European Union from wrong geopolitical choices which are essentially foreign to its specific interests. The economic and geopolitical irrelevance of Europe, in our opinion, will depend much more on the latter than on the fact that individual European countries unite even more by transferring what remains of their national sovereignty to Brussels (something desired by the Anglo-Saxon political leadership in order to make the old continent increasingly dependent on itself). Although it is still the most important market in the world today, the European market will experience a progressive and inexorable downsizing in the years to come. This is not only for reasons attributable to the demographic and economic dynamics of the old continent and the overwhelming rise of new economic and geopolitical realities on the global geopolitical stage. But also because the decisions made, in the field of foreign policy, after 24 February 2022 (after the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and Putin’s rebellion against the world order imposed by the Anglo-Saxon empire) already contain, in essence, the premises for the economic and geopolitical decadence of Europe. The developments of this path will be seen, in all their drama, in the coming years and will determine a profound reduction in Europe’s weight in the world.


The European Union today finds itself facing challenges that represent a real sword of Damocles on its future. Its economy is not growing and the state of its industrial base is progressively deteriorating. The inflationary dynamics resulting from the continuous printing of money by its central bank have devalued the euro so much as to compromise its value. All this reduces the purchasing power of European families and, consequently, consumption as a whole. This inflationary dynamic was aggravated by global geopolitical developments following the Russian military intervention in Ukraine (and the consequent choice to break off commercial relations with Moscow). Now the old continent is forced to import gas, oil and coal from new suppliers at significantly higher prices with inevitable consequences on the prices and competitiveness of its industrial output. In summary, European exports are condemned to a progressive collapse over the next few years to the full advantage of Chinese goods (which will be much more competitive on global markets also thanks to the fact that the low-cost Russian raw materials that Europe has rejected I am now at the Dragon’s complete disposal). The demographic situation of the old continent is more than dramatic and destined to progressively worsen in the coming years with a boom in pension spending which will require reforms of the social security system that will further impoverish a large part of European society. In such a scenario it is all too clear that the internal market will be less and less able to absorb “native” industrial production and will consequently shrink (with negative impacts also on employment levels). The public debt of the various European countries is literally exploding also due to the all-out military commitment guaranteed to the US ally in the Ukrainian and Middle Eastern theaters of war. And given that the European establishment seems intent on moving forward on the geopolitical path it has undertaken (since instead of promoting peace initiatives it does nothing but talk about increasing the war effort against Moscow) it is inevitable that the public accounts in the old continent will be subjected to deadly pressure in the years to come.In short, Europe appears like a terminally ill patient to whom global war developments have given the final blow. It is enough to look at the growth expectations of the old continent (even the official ones, which are far too “sweetened”) to realize all this.


From what has been written so far it is easy to understand why the economic and geopolitical importance of Europe will be significantly diminished in the years to come. The demographic, industrial and economic crisis of the old continent will already be evident in the near future. The European integration process will not stop this state of affairs. It is only the instrument to completely remove the sovereignty of the various European nations to the benefit of the Anglo-Saxon empire which will have in its hands a docile vassal completely subjugated to its own geostrategic and geopolitical purposes. All things considered, it is this geopolitical subjection that is leading what was once “the center of the world” to an unprecedented economic and geopolitical debacle. Developments that will be even more dramatic if the progress of the ongoing world war takes a turn for the worse and sees the West overwhelmed. Let us remember that the current phase of the conflict between East and West is only in the “first round”. And in fact the West has not achieved any of the objectives it set. Putin is still standing. Russia has proven to be frighteningly powerful from a military point of view and, surprisingly, very advanced in military technology. Not only. In Beijing you have financial support that makes Western sanctions completely powerless in the face of the Kremlin’s tenacity. There are therefore all the conditions for a military defeat which would sound like a death knell for Anglo-Saxon hegemony in the world. And, consequently, for its European ally which has a lot to lose from the development of these dynamics. And who, despite this, continues, inexplicably, to call to arms.

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