Citizens of Europe, resist where our elected politicians don’t !!

Is globalization the solution or the problem?

In the name of globalization, an economic war is played out in small rooms of the grand hotels. But as we are with polite people, we speak not of a war but of the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement.  Free trade : the expression is so beautiful, grouping of noble values, freedom and agreement. Who says freedom says no coercion. Who says trade agreement says balance between the parties.

Unfortunately, the reality is much darker than it seems. Free trade is the marketing name for the stranglehold of the big multinationals not only over the markets but also over the states themselves. How is this possible? Is the state not sovereign anymore

No, why ? Because our elected politicians are giving up one after the other the defense of the public interest in favor of the private interests of corporations and their leaders. During these negotiations, one word was privileged : FREEDOM.

For this reason, all standards are leveled down: energy standards, food safety, regulation of financial activities, competition …. This will thus offer multinationals a total freedom of action.

With this in mind, European leaders one after the other abandon Romano-Germanic law (also known as Latin law or Civil law) in favor of Common law. Yet this model only exists in 33 countries around the world when the Romano-Germanic law radiates in 86 countries. Worse, Common law offers no warranty regarding ownership since you must take out a private insurance policy to cover this guarantee. Latin law offers this warranty naturally..

Despite this, France first, through legislation supported by Mr. Macron, made the choice of deregulation of its legal system. As for the free trade agreement, the French government repackaged it and calls it : Growth and Activity Act. The introduction of a common law system in the Franc is much more insidious because it is not the result of a single article. That would be too light. It is through the articulation of several technical articles relative to capital companies ; skillfully hiding the plan that the opening to common law comes to light.

Italy then, through legislation proposed by Mr. RENZI, also made the choice of this deregulation: same choice but less concealed, however: Clearly, it is expected that any act involving property worth less than 100,000 euros can be done a lawyer who has taken out an insurance policy without the intervention of a notary.

Portugal made the choice about 10 years ago. The Netherlands about 15 years ago. The beneficial effects were not as expected. So it is time to remind these multinationals and our leaders of a basic principle: One person’s freedom ends where another’s begins. Freedom of multinationals led to the subprime crisis and has already cost a lot of money to many people. So STOP.

The freedom of the people of Europe, is to choose security (legal, health …)over risk (by lack of precaution), choose equality over the law of the strongest, select consciousness over finance, choose social democracy over dictatorship of multinationals.

Democracy is governing the people in the interest of the people. Governments of Europe and elsewhere, listen to your people before they make themselves heard.

Olivier Piquet

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