Giuseppe Sandro Mela.
Sono tutti concordi nel constatare che non è stato possibile raggiunge alcun accordo.
Frau Merkel, per il momento ancora Bundeskanzlerin tedesca, è stata silenziosa e quasi inesistente, Mr Macron ha detto quattro parole di circostanza, Mr Tusk, Presidente del Concilio Europeo, si aggirava per i corridoi come un fantasma in un castello scozzese.
È stato un sabba di fantasmi in avanzato stato di putrefazione.
La dichiarazione finale impiega una ventina di righe per non dire nulla.
Lo European Council, Council of the European Union, ha rilasciato il Report:
«1. In the light of the first five rounds of negotiations, taking into account the assessment presented by the Union negotiator and reaffirming its guidelines of 29 April 2017, the European Council:
– welcomes the progress made regarding citizens’ rights and invites the negotiator to build on the convergence achieved so as to provide the necessary legal certainty and guarantees to all concerned citizens and their family members who shall be able to exercise directly their rights derived from EU law and protected by the withdrawal agreement, including through smooth and simple administrative procedures and the role of the Court of justice of the European Union;
– acknowledges that, as regards Ireland, there has been some progress on convergence on principles and objectives regarding protection of the Good Friday Agreement and maintenance of the Common Travel Area, and invites the Union negotiator to pursue further refinement of these principles, taking into account the major challenge that the UK’s withdrawal represents, including as regards avoidance of a hard border, and therefore expecting the UK to present and commit to flexible and imaginative solutions called for by the unique situation of Ireland;
– notes that, while the UK has stated that it will honour its financial obligations taken during its membership, this has not yet been translated into a firm and concrete commitment from the UK to settle all of these obligations.
Building on this progress, the European Council calls for work to continue with a view to consolidating the convergence achieved and pursuing negotiations in order to be able to move to the second phase of the negotiations as soon as possible.
At its next session in December, the European Council will reassess the state of progress in the negotiations with a view to determining whether sufficient progress has been achieved on each of the three above issues. If so, it will adopt additional guidelines in relation to the framework for the future relationship and on possible transitional arrangements which are in the interest of the Union and comply with the conditions and core principles of the guidelines of 29 April 2017. Against this background, the European Council invites the Council (Art. 50) together with the Union negotiator to start internal preparatory discussions.»
In buona sostanza, non è stato deciso nulla. In particolare, nessuna sanzione alla Polonia ed all’Ungheria. Nemmeno una riga sull’immigrazione, oppure sullo stato europeo propagato da Mr Macron e da Frau Merkel.
Tutti in attesa degli scontati risultati elettorali che verranno dalla Repubblica Ceka.
Pareva di assistere alla riunione del Gran Consiglio del 25 luglio 1943.
Questa Unione Europea è in coma dépassé.
Visto quanto i tanto vilipesi, sberleffati, irrisi, demonizzati “popolari” hanno condizionato questa congrega di menelicche?
E siamo solo agli inizi.
«Summit shows renewed appetite to tackle big issues, bringing divisions to the surface.
European Council President Donald Tusk declared himself the “guardian of European unity” at EU leaders’ autumn summit on Thursday evening.
Judging by a renewed appetite for policy fights among the leaders, he may have his work cut out for him.
The leaders engaged in a fierce debate over a proposal on taxing digital behemoths like Google, Apple and Amazon, which delayed for an hour Tusk’s joint news conference with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
The proposal for a new tax system, championed by France, is fiercely opposed by countries such as Ireland and Luxembourg, which have benefited by offering low tax schemes to digital giants that the Commission and other countries say were unfair or illegal. Officials said the leaders’ discussion included an animated clash between Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and French President Emmanuel Macron.
And there was griping over energy policy and Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which Poland and Denmark fiercely oppose but the Commission’s legal service has said could not be blocked under EU law. A senior EU official said the Commission would next month come forward with a proposal seeking to revise energy laws to bring the pipeline under EU jurisdiction.
On migration, the Commission expressed frustration that national leaders have not yet come forward with billions in additional funding that officials said was needed to close off the Central Mediterranean route used by illegal migrants from Africa.
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, who must contend with Flemish separatism in his own country, had expressed concern over the force used by Spanish police to suppress the illegal independence referendum in Catalonia earlier this month. Otherwise, the EU had broadly supported Madrid and Spanish President Mariano .
But there was an unmistakable undercurrent of tension leading up to this week’s summit, as leaders digested a series of speeches full of big ideas about the future of Europe, particularly one by Macron at the Sorbonne, as well as Juncker’s State of the Union speech in Strasbourg.
Arriving at the summit, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said that he preferred a Franco-German alliance and partnership to any animosity between the bloc’s biggest powers, but he also stressed the need for other countries to be heard, and for the bloc as a whole to remain unified.
While the EU treaties not only envision but authorize such an approach, a number of leaders, particularly from Eastern Europe, fear that it would lead to unequal tiers of EU membership.
On migration, the tone was upbeat as Tusk said that “we have a real chance of closing the Central Mediterranean route”. Tensions are already rising. “A rush to the use of qualified majority has to be mindful of consequences” a diplomat from Central Europe said.»