The deadly shooting rampage in Europe’s leading nation, Germany, is a sign that Britain’s exit from the EU has reduced the bloc to a weak regional player unable to achieve any goals or protect its citizens, Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban said.
The situation today is much more dangerous than in the days of the Cold War, because in those times the world had experienced politicians who understood what war was, said Jan Oberg, Director at TFF-Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research.
The EU has a future if it’s reformed, and its priorities are changed completely so the needs of all citizens are respected, not just the big financial powers. A referendum on the eurozone could be a first step, said Five Star Movement MEP Ignazio Corrao.
Euroskeptic parties across the EU have been inspired by the British ‘Leave’ vote with right-wing politicians in the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and France all calling for referendums on their countries’ membership in the bloc.
Nearly a third of Germans would like to leave the European Union according to a poll published in the Handelsblatt newspaper. Although Germany is traditionally pro-EU, the survey shows the growing discontent in the bloc’s largest member.