You blame the other countries and not yourself, We should just abonden the concept of countries. Take part in the vote below and tell us who you support in the European Parliament! Face masks are required for everyone age six and older when they are in enclosed spaces and in areas where it is not possible to maintain six feet of distance between one another. As of July 4, the majority of U.K. businesses were allowed to reopen as long as they follow COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. Says it all. Europe should get rid of usa bases out of Europe firstly. Btw how democractic is that the DUP with 0.7% of the votes has as many MPs as the Lib Dems with 7%? “In 2020, we may be able to see, I hope, progress made towards . And conversely, the United States still has a ban in place on travelers from European Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, and Ireland, with the exception of U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Plus people are seeing the downside of no borders just like the US- more crime, less jobs, people willing to work double hours for half the wages because this is like being rich compared to what they would earn at ‘home’. A union of citizens is better than a union of states, but both are improvements on the basically intergovernmental EU we have. No we wont because a ‘Pan National’ is just what it says. The EU will have to be ultra social with equal basic wages, equal benefits, a gmi, free education, an equal healthcare system that is free for the vulnerable etc. Europeans have abandoned their own country for a EU dictatorship Shame on them. Even today, you just had to post here some conspiracy crap…, Feliz día de Europa 2020. I don’t think we have enough oil, for “Democracy to be exported” to us by USA, but who knows… plutocracy may eventually win, and your wish may become true. YES, by getting rid of local nations and moving fast into a federal government of smaller European regions – think to Switzerland! Some see Brexit as the beginning of the end, while others see it as an opportunity to launch a United States of Europe. A faint reminder of what happened on 12 March 1938- 80 years ago! Have we learned nothing from the EU experiment? The E.U. The hope is that the testing could provide a safe alternative to the 14-day quarantine requirement currently in place for travelers arriving in the United Kingdom from numerous countries and territories, including from the United States. “United States of Europe” means that there is only one government with one common economy, one army, “one spread” and so on. Your email address will not be published., War isn’t the same as political integration though is it. But let them enjoy their free travel & good luck- while the EU is so generous with our taxes. And although I love my country, Lithuania, I would go for a federalised European state because the growing powers of China, India, Indonesia, Brazil and Nigeria are making hard to ignore the fact that divided and small + aging population based countries could stay on top of the world for a long period. No need for the in between country level, For if we do it with 8 to 10 countries which has reached the same economic level if we have a social and tax policy if each countries binds itself to develop a European army equipped with European equipment if outside borders are controlled…. I don’t know about that. yes for it but for true Europeans not United states of europe for mass migrants europe for europeans. But member states will be reluctant to cede power to the EU and ceding too much power too early can have an adverse effect in people’s support to the EU. So local people can solve their local problems. The sooner Europe becomes one the better. “The only thing that we could hope for in the short term is more flights from the U.S. to Europe [for those visiting] friends and relatives. The Democratic Peoples Republic of Europe, maybe. language is not the only things keeping us apart: culture, national interests, fiscal sistems. So, yeah, technically, the EU is acting as a single country, BUT. However closer ties, such as for defense, seem less a matter of if than when. There are many other options to unite, cooperate & standardize than handing over ones sovereignty to a handful overzealous political racketeers! Thats against first principle of the EU. Europe’s evolution to what its people want must be different for obvious reasons too numerous to mention here. It depends who rules… If EU becomes the IV-th Reich, we better say “pass”… Just like the british. The United States was founded in 1776 with the Declaration of Independence, with the Constitution being adopted in 1788. And how does the number by itself tell you if it is enough, not enough, or too much? This is how the voice of Europe will be respected and taken into consideration by the rest of the world. Ireland is one of the few countries in Europe that is actually already following a system that’s in line with the European Commission’s guidance. how best to proceed with a broader reopening,” Tori Emerson Barnes, executive vice president of public affairs and policy for the Washington, D.C.–based. This story originally appeared on May 6, 2020, and was updated on October 21, 2020, to include current information. And conversely, the United States still has a ban in place on travelers from European Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, and Ireland, with the exception of U.S. citizens and permanent residents. American has service to London Heathrow from Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Los Angeles, Chicago O’Hare, Philadelphia, Phoenix Sky Harbor, Raleigh-Durham, and New York (JFK). United? At first, there was some movement on the list. It will be a very dysfunctional system, though, where local governments will conveniently use the EU government as a boogeyman to blame whether for painful budget cuts or excessive spending. Like us the USA is struggling to stick together. The only country that has benefited the most in the EU was Germany. , which represents the U.S. travel and tourism industry, recently stated. Europeans have clearly learnt nothing from their history & are destined to repeat it. I don’t think we’re going to have any confidence back in the market before then. On July 1, France opened its doors to visitors from outside Europe who are traveling from any of the countries granted access to the EU by the European Commission. The United States is on the banned list. However, with Brexit, the EU now faces its first membership withdrawal, provoking a new period of uncertainty. etc.etc. Nevertheless, there have been some deviances. I don’t know about a US of E but maybe blocs such as a Germanic Confederation or a Francophonic Alliance. Monopolies and restrictive practices Others didn’t and are now facing the consequences. Yeah… Sure… Sounds nice. That’s the PR-story. There's a tension in the way the European Union is set up. It what it does when it ends and people begin to resist. American offers flights between North Carolina’s Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) and Munich (MUC) and between CLT and Frankfurt (starting October 25). The vast majority of spending in Europe i… do you have alternative infos for me? I like the idea of a United States of Europe. I am really proud of being an European citizen! Britain fought for you all in ww2 without being a united state of Europe. Most of us born after the 80/90’s we love Europe, as we nowadays have more chance to meet all the countries easily and we share so much history, traditions and diversity in a unique way that we want that to become part of a bigger picture so yes, we are ready for Europe as a country, It’s all true what you said dear Carlos, however we should learn the lesson of Brexit, it’s true the young generation in Europe are eager to united, however the is huge population from old one which stands against not to mention east Europe who not that much in favour for EU itself, last but not least those far right parties which also are not in favor for it As mentioned above, a COVID-19 testing program is being trialed that could reopen travel between London and New York by the end of the year. Travel for tourism purposes is not allowed from any countries or territories not listed in the paragraph above. But you don’t know, so your opinion is based on ignorance. As avid and responsible travelers, we’re all worried about the same things above all—the safety and health of the global village that has become inextricably linked by this international public health crisis. This is not why it was formed. it baffles me when people believe traditions and identity are going to disappear. For! Will never leave the only real peace project. If there is, Britain would be Puerto Rico. ETC is a Brussels-based collection of national tourism organizations that promotes travel to Europe; it has been working with European governments to find ways to reopen Europe to more international travelers. No more bickering. There are of course those who will point to the United States of America and suggest that it is possible to create something similar in Europe. Comments. The United States was never on the list. So get this quite clear. Your empire will fall just as every other lunatic ‘European’ dictatorship has fallen. Also the pandemic seems to have reinforced trust in individual EU country leadership in countries that dealt well with the pandemic. There would be a high chance if all EU member states spoke one language and shared very close resemblance with culture. When you become one then you LL have a saying for now sit and watch and play mob wars with your fully corrupted politicians. But rather than hop the pond these past several months, the majority of us have been staying closer to home and socially distancing as we do our part to help contain the spread of COVID-19. But rather than hop the pond these past several months, t, Those restrictions were ultimately extended until July 1, 2020, when the European Union began welcoming back travelers from a, The list was created on the basis that countries would be added or removed as their epidemiological situation improved or worsened. Expecting next millennium to happen. Flights from Turkey and from Catalonia, Spain, were off limits as of October 21. Yes, I agree we should have a unified European military. We just need to work together, and make sure there’s equal opportunity for everyone across the EU. What worries me is not it’s formation. Yes definitely. How realistic is this? We should have the right to emigrate and live and work anywhere in the earth as long as we pay local taxes and obey local laws. People traveling from countries and territories that are not on the list, including both international visitors and British nationals returning home from abroad, will have to provide U.K. border control with their contact details, including their phone number, and the address of their U.K. accommodation where they will self-isolate for two weeks. UK Independence Party already figured out that trick. Dear Paul, if you are incapable to give a straight opinion, please don’t hang around tolling on other opinion’s, respect yourself please, and behave, thank you , This is rich, coming from a guy whose country manipulated statistics to get into the Eurozone, went bankrupt less than a decade later and is now practically owned by German and French banks. In real life it’s about the acquisition of resources, markets and transport routes that are still in Europeand hands. Likelyhood of Unison: certain parts of France,Spain,Italy,Portugal,Kroatia . If if…. To give federal mandate to EU as it is now would mean instant handover of all of us and our communities to global banks and multinational corporations. When you have proved me wrong I’ll ask how many employees the tenth largest city in your country has. On July 10, the Croatian Institute for Public Health came to the decision that non-EU citizens, including those from the United States, who enter Croatia as tourists, business travelers, or as students can do so freely as long as they provide evidence of a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) diagnostic test (also known as the nasal swab test) for COVID-19. Welcome to the EUPEDIA FORUM. Basically we have United States as soon as the council is replaced by an elected chamber representing the nation states which works by a qualified majority and the parliament being the leading legislative entity. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. Europe’s goals can and could be similar to the USA, but how they’re achieved will very likely be different. realistically we are not united let alone by the looks of it we will never be due to one factor and that is Brussels is just over reaching their power on domestic policies of every state. The EU’s selling points to people, as I see it, are: Overall, I can’t say I see many reasons to be optimistic. Curious to know more about the United States of Europe? We know what are the reforms that we need to do and what type of politicians we need to elect. But we can work together. This is a problem. 3. is now the only remaining selling point with credibility, but people are already saying, if 1. and 2. were false, then perhaps it is only a matter of time for 3. to be proven false. We must work for a stronger Europe and a stronger foreign policy, for this to happen we also need a unified European Army to be able to support that foreign policy. George That was 44 years ago, we are nowhere near a Federal Europe (and very unlikely UK will be in it if there ever is) and there wasn’t one in Heaths lifetime!! Currently we operate on a level where we see each other as Romanian, Czech, Maltese etc. And why gay people could successfully get married (before 2015) in New York and Nevada, while this wasn’t possible in Texas and Ohio? Although the 14-day quarantine requirements are certainly not convenient, they do not constitute an outright ban. The Mediterranean island nation of Malta has developed a “green list,” an “amber list,” and a “red list” classification for countries, according to Visit Malta. Is a global game changer--a truly united Europe--about to rock global politics? Coal and Steel: just do it? The idea of a United States of Europe is so vast and generous that it can be tackled in myriad of ways. This would be the end of national sovereignty, which is itself the bulwark of national identities. Throughout France, museums and landmarks are open with masks required; bars, cafés, and restaurants are open with public health measures in place. Why should we get rid of our Queen and end up like a typical Latin despotic republic or indeed the EU? California’s New Lockdown: What Travelers Need to Know, Jupiter and Saturn Will Be Closest in Centuries on Winter Solstice, Sign up for the Daily Wander newsletter for expert travel inspiration and tips, AFAR’s Gift Guide for Shopping Small Businesses, Subscription Boxes and Membership Gifts That Are Perfect for Travelers, 10 Last-Minute Gifts for the Wine Lovers in Your Life, The 7 Best Global Gifts for Whiskey Lovers. Brief history of the idea „United States of Europe“ [6] For a first approximation of the history of the idea of the USE, it is worthwhile to look at when the expression „United States of Europe“ was used and how intensively. Actually, there isn’t any “European politburo”. Well, I don’t believe in a United States of Europe, but there are many things that we need to improve in Europe: we need to improve public transparency and accountability; we need to tackle the double standards; we need to look at the way that social Europe has been sidelined, which is a shame; we need to look at how lobbyists have been able to influence policy developments in Europe; and we need to know that another Europe is possible. I’m Irish and that’s that and would not for one second would I ever agree to a federalist european superstate. Why Are the Borders Between the U.S. and Europe Still Closed—and When Will They Open? Spouses, parents, and descendants (those under the age of 21 or who are still supported by their parents) of Spanish nationals are also being permitted to enter the country, as are essential workers, students, and passengers in transit. Luís Araújo, president of the European Travel Commission (ETC), also doesn’t see travel across the Atlantic returning until after a vaccine becomes widely available, hopefully sometime in the first half of next year. When we look at the world, really it’s only the massive countries like USA, Russia and China that have any impact or relevance and the fact that Europe is divided into tiny countries that can barely function without having a really close relationship with each other does not seem to be a major benefit to anyone. I do wonder what the Pro's and Con's of a "United states of Europe" would be for the individual member states. But I don’t think that would be achieved if we were to go in the direction, as is suggested by Antonio, of a federal Europe. It will be a long, bumpy road, but maybe some day. Random swab tests are being conducted upon arrival at the Malta International Airport. The more dictatorial Brussels becomes and the more it tries to force countries closer and closer together, the quicker it will bring about its own demise. If we take a look at the bigger scene and we want to save the european civilisation ( with ups and downs ) we must go for it. Free movement of labour, services and capital: Only if the lunatics are allowed to run the asylum. The younger generation deserves it, What we should be creating are not united states but strong autonomous regions in a federal european republic. United Europa is an idea of state and other possible names for it are United States of Europe, Federal Europe, Federal Republic of Europe and so on. Solid. 100% for… we are better TOGETHER!! Will January 1, 1958, become as important a date in international history as July 4 and July 14 are to United States and French historians? Too slow in decision making, just because the real power is still at the nation states. Further complicating matters is the fact that in Germany, each individual länder, or state, dictates its own quarantine regulations, so the rules could be slightly different depending on which state you are entering. I celebrate cultural diversity and national pride. How do you think your identity and traditions would change? I don’t think we’re going to have any confidence back in the market before then. We need a USE, but with less burocracy. "we're heading to wards a united states of Europe" etc etc. Chik the problem with it is infrastructure, prosperous countries will have millions arrive, the UK would be crippled, look how millions of unskilled Europeans have over stretched our schools, health, infrastructure, housing and our benefits system… These things need to be gradual and planned. I am asking you who are in favor for the United States of Europe to comment for that above. Else, no European nation will make it to the end. In addition to EU citizens and residents, the only travelers who are allowed to enter Greece are citizens or residents of Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, and the United Arab Emirates. This would take some unpopular austerity and liberalization measures out of the hands of local governments and push them onto the EU, which the local governments seem to prefer, and also give net contributors like Germany more control over how their money is spent, which they also want. Those don’t go anywhere even if a federation happens, oh yes it does… Just look at the Soviet Union and its states that last a lot of their traditions. Article. God only knows how long it will last. However, nothing is for free. At first, there was some movement on the list. Who actually wants a political union comrade ? When that will happen? we had one, we voted against. 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