I totally disagree, it’s a project that’s been ruined by corporate globalisationists...the idea is sound, it”s actually a lack of socialism that has been its undoing...to many Macrons, Merkels & up until now, the UKs chosen loon.
It’s as a result of these kind of people that the redistribution of wealth hasn’t happened, austerity still haunts far to many areas of the bloc, workers rights are still being stealthily eroded....& it’s also my belief that to often Countries have been invited to join, mainly so the wealthier western EU countries can fuel their industries with cheap labour from said countries.
Environmentally despite having the wealth & public support, these duckers have set targets that are way to soft, their CAPs a deadly plague on biodiversity. Animal welfare standards are set way to low...bans on things like battery farms are a shambles, as demonstrated by the rise of the CAFOs, & bans on antibiotics in meat production a duck wits utopia , everything is easily circumvented because theirs no real will to actually want to change things... to much cash at stake...far better to throw up smoke screens by taking aim at others who are simply even more shockingly diabolical ...just because some standards are less shizz than others....doesn’t make them good ffs.
Reform of the organisation can’t happen until the corporate globalisationists are ducked off, & there’s no sign of that happening any time soon. Chances to reform come & go, like the 2018 CAP review...biodiversity going to the dogs, subsidies weighted to the landed gentry, soil health on its knees, green houses gases out of kilter...but they just carry on regardless because it suits the affluent & big business...just sugar coat the turd for the gullible masses to lap up...utter f in bamfords...
Socialism is definitely not the problem...the EU has never been socialist it’s always been right leaning...but it could be the solution for what is a great idea...unfortunately just like has happened in this country, the right has infiltrated deep into the left In most of the bloc, to the point we’re the choice now is mostly which right wing option do you want ...Any true left wing leaders are systematically torn down by the media, & hindered by the new breed of slightly softer right wingers who loiter in their parties...Eventually being rendered unelectable in the eyes of much of the public.
An end to the stockpiling of wealth, an end to austerity, proper workers rights, a greener world for all species has, I believe the best prospect for success with socialsm....or better still in my opinion, social anarchism...but this would need a revolution in the current human mindset, the likes of which I won’t see in my lifetime...but socialism would be a very positive start.
The EU would of looked so much different if socialism had in fact driven the project..but it hasn’t, & its baalocks to suggest otherwise.