Post-Brexit concerns have reportedly prompted the European Union’s political leaders to draw up a controversial plan aimed morphing the remaining member states into a giant “superstate.” German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault are scheduled to present the proposal to a meeting of an alliance of four Central European states – Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia –on Tuesday, the Daily Express reported.
According to the scheme leaked to Polish news channel TVP Info, the 27 remaining EU members would be morphed into a single superstate based on three crucial areas — internal and external security, the refugee crisis and economic cooperation. Under the plan, the rights to have army, criminal law, central bank and taxation system would be taken from the member states and transferred to Brussels.
The member states would also lose what few controls they have left over their own borders for admitting and relocating refugees, according to the plan. “Our countries share a common destiny and a common set of values that give rise to an even closer union between our citizens,” said excerpts of the proposal. “We will therefore strive for a political union in Europe and invite the next Europeans to participate in this venture.”
The plan sparked outrage in Poland with the Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski, saying, “This is not a good solution, of course, because from the time the EU was invented a lot has changed.”