EU will collapse if it doesn't reformWatch
The EU may be displaying a superficial posture of unity now in the face of Brexit negotiations, but in the long run the divide between what national governments want and what federalist bureaucrats in the commission want cannot be reconciled. The EU is and always was heading for closer political union. The Five Presidents Report outlines plans for complete fiscal union by 2025. This means that all Eurozone nations will have their budgets and tax rates set by the European Commission, rendering domestic politics as futile. The plan is of course necessary for the economic viability of a single currency spanning such a diverse economic zone and one cannot help but wonder if that's why the euro was introduced in the first place. With the EU heading for such close political union, expect Eurosceptic sentiment to increase. Europe's peoples are unlikely to surrender such a large portion of their sovereignty to an opaque and seemingly distant body of unelected career continental civil servants. As if Brexit and the rise of eurosceptic parties across the EU isn't enough of a warning message. For the EU to survive it must be radical and move to a looser union which respects national sovereignty and prioritises essential cooperation and economic freedom rather than building a European nation.
The EU is merely a stepping stone to a world government run by the criminal elite.