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[liberationtech] Kroes No Disconnect Strategy

Andre Rebentisch arebentisch at
Mon Dec 12 13:07:12 PST 2011

Am 12.12.2011 18:36, schrieb ilf:
> They should have talked *to* activists instead of *about* them.
I am embarrassed for two reasons:

1. I initially welcomed her "No Disconnect" project (when she announced
it 1/2 year ago) and expected it to become a serious opportunity
(without such risk taking).

2. As a Euro-Federalist I am concerned about the recent anti-EU
sentiment. Just watch the press conference or the massive negative
reactions on her blog:

Rhetorics is getting very shrill and odd in Brussel affairs, e.g. pro-EU
advocacy groups may sound as over-the-top as radical eurosceptics.

Zu Guttenberg's appointment could as well be an element of the present
EC bullying against the Merkel government, and their alleged attempts of
a "Merkozy" "directoire" or a "Groupe de Francfort" taking over the
EU. Or the exactly the opposite.

In a state of EU institutional turmoil and desorientation I feel
reminded of P. Scheidemann's Proclamation of the German Republic Nov
1918: "Ruhe, Ordnung und Sicherheit ist das, was wir jetzt brauchen!"
(Silence,Order and Security is what we now ought to seek!). A quite
ironic German approach of revolutionary stoicism!

André Rebentisch

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