European Crisis: Integration VERSUS National Sovereignty

“In the long-term, the loss of control over the budget and banking sector would leave the nations under the authority of an external force a concept that threatens the very existence of the nation state as we know it today. This key contradiction between EU integration and national sovereignty undermines the European project from its foundations.”

Stratfor analyst Adriano Bosoni discusses the political tension at the core of the European financial crisis: the member states’ struggle to integrate fiscally and maintain national sovereignty.

The European Crisis and National Sovereignty – June 14, 2012

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Security Perimeter: Did United States blackmail the government of Canada into making this deal?

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“As both countries move forward, perimeter security will be further defined and dominated by American interests. This could force Canada to comply with any new U.S. security measures, regardless of the dangers they may pose to civil liberties.” 

“Nowhere in the documentation resulting from the two meetings are there suggestions the people of Canada will be provided with detailed information on which judgments can be made on the wisdom of this consensual agreement negotiated in the backrooms of both capitals.”
Gar Pardy, ottawacitizen.com

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U.S.-Canada Perimeter Security and the Consolidation of North America

“The U.S. and Canada are very close to unveiling a North American perimeter security deal that would promote greater integration between both countries. This includes expanding collaboration in areas of law enforcement and intelligence sharing which could dramatically affect sovereignty and privacy rights.”
Dana Gabriel

“The concessions the Americans want is the transfer of enormous amounts of information about Canadians and others about whom Canada collects information. It is evident that to meet such expectations Canadian privacy laws will need to be ignored, violated or weakened.”
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Advancing U.S.-Canada Economic, Energy and Security Integration

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In other words, more Canadian oil is needed to fuel the U.S. war machine. This all ties in with the perimeter security deal and further removing trade barriers. It is part of U.S. efforts to secure more access and control of Canadian resources.”   

As part of a continental security perimeter arrangement, Canada could be forced to comply with any new U.S. requirements, regardless of the risks they may pose to privacy and civil liberties.”   Dana Gabriel Continue reading