Europe’s Other “Union” Is Ending

Saturday, April 28, 2012
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
04/28/2012

Almost a year ago, we observed the first crack in that other fundamental core of the European “union” experiment – the Schengen visa-free and customs-union zone. We wrote: “While Europe may have sold its soul to the [monetary union] devil over the past decade it still retained its beating heart – the concept that served at the core of the European Union: the so-called customs union, or a mobile, borderless workforce. Alas, the heart has just entered ventricular fibrillation, as for the first time, a country, Denmark, has taken what appears to be the first step toward defecting from Europe’s 60 year old experiment of intimate, and sometimes, forceful unification. As EUBusiness reports: “Denmark will reintroduce controls at its intra-EU borders with Germany and Sweden, Finance Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen said Wednesday following an agreement between the government and the far-right. “We have reached agreement on reintroducing customs inspections at Denmark’s borders as soon as possible,” Hjort Frederiksen told reporters.”

It was also then that we predicted the inevitable rise of the right (as demonstrated most vividly a week ago in the French presidential election) in Europe and its implications on the cohesiveness of the transnational European state:

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