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Belgium Pisses off the French.

Postby eric » Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:43 pm

Thought this was both funny and interesting.

Belgium prints coin commentating depicting the Battle of Waterloo

Apparently the French government is angry about this. I liked how the article discusses the difficulties of the EU integration project. I know this article isn't an indication, but does anybody else feel like the EU is having a lot of problems that are undermining the group? The British are this close to leaving. Greece is all but done, and the rest of Europe is having immigration problems.
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Re: Belgium Pisses off the French.

Postby The Comrade » Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:51 pm

well, greece might leave the eurozone but they won't leave the EU i don't think. but yeah, europe is finding out that the pesky nationalism of the 20th century isn't dead yet.
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Re: Belgium Pisses off the French.

Postby eynon81 » Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:00 pm

eric wrote:Thought this was both funny and interesting.

Belgium prints coin commentating depicting the Battle of Waterloo

Apparently the French government is angry about this. I liked how the article discusses the difficulties of the EU integration project. I know this article isn't an indication, but does anybody else feel like the EU is having a lot of problems that are undermining the group? The British are this close to leaving. Greece is all but done, and the rest of Europe is having immigration problems.



Considering troops from like 7 different countries fought on the Allied side in that battle alone I think the coin is fitting.
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Re: Belgium Pisses off the French.

Postby Dylan » Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:02 pm

I don't think the Brits are that close to leaving the EU TBH. Lots of talk.
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Re: Belgium Pisses off the French.

Postby The Comrade » Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:09 pm

i don't know. cameron is pretty out there.
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Re: Belgium Pisses off the French.

Postby battleax86 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:48 am

The Comrade wrote:i don't know. cameron is pretty out there.

Depends on how much the British public is out there. Cameron's promised to hold a referendum on the topic, but I think he's kind of hoping the referendum comes back in favor of staying in the EU. It'll be less of a headache for the government.
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Re: Belgium Pisses off the French.

Postby Saz » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:01 am

Dylan wrote:I don't think the Brits are that close to leaving the EU TBH. Lots of talk.


That's not what polling on the promised referendum says.
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Re: Belgium Pisses off the French.

Postby John Galt » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:12 am

little by little the euro cracks
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