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EU Bosses Step Up Bullying, Propaganda to Combat Euroskepticism

William F. Jasper
New American [1]
February 17, 2014

The EU’s ruling elites in Brussels are going all out for the May European Parliament elections, attempting to expand their powers throughout the continent and beat back a growing rebellion against centralization.

Viviane Reding (shown on right), the controversial and voluble European justice commissioner, was in London on February 10 for a public debate on “The Future of Europe,” part of a “Citizens’ Dialogue” series launched by the commission in 2013 as a key element of a year-long propaganda blitz. That blitz is aimed at influencing the vote for the 751 members of the European Parliament in elections that will take place in every member state from May 22-25.

Reding’s event in London, according to the EU Commission’s press office, was the 44th of “more than 47 such meetings” planned throughout the continent, together with a massive propaganda campaign involving television programming, social media trolling, literature distribution, and other costly schemes that have been drawing widespread criticism, even from political and media sectors that are normally supportive of the EU.

As The New American’s Bob Adelmann reported recently [2], Reding struck a raw nerve with her January federalism speech calling for transforming the European Union into a United States of Europe, with even greater and more centralized powers. It was but the latest, blatant confirmation from a top-level Eurocrat vindicating the warnings of critics that the proponents of “an ever closer union” really intended to completely eradicate the national sovereignty of EU member states and turn the EU into an omnipotent government over the entire continent.

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