Germany’s DW News: “If approved, the plan would give the European Commission powers to force EU states to reorganize supply chains and prioritize production of key goods during a crisis.”
While Europe faces a massive energy crisis and Russia wages war on its eastern flank, the European Union is busy undermining the European nation states and taking more and more power away from the elected European governments.
In the latest bid, the European Commission (EC), the EU’s executive arm, is demanding “emergency powers” to control supply chains across the continent. On Monday, EC’s Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager proposed a law that will give Brussels power to override national governments’ desires and control the distribution of “crisis-relevant goods” in times of an “emergency.”
The proposal does not specify what makes a specific product “crisis-relevant” or what constitutes an actual “emergency.” In 2019, the EU parliament declared a “climate emergency,” which led the member states to enact sweeping environmental laws, devastatingly impacting European farmers. After this bill is passed, the EU could use pretexts like Climate Change and mass migration to grab the “means of production” — to use the infamous Marxist phrase.
If approved by the EU parliament, “the plan would give the European Commission powers to force EU states to reorganize supply chains and prioritize production of key goods during a crisis,” the German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported Monday.
The proposed EU law reads much like a Stalinist document from the Collectivization-era, setting production targets and ordering unwilling European states to meet the “mandatory” centralized demand (Read below).
Germany’s Deutsche Welle reported:
The European Commission unveiled a proposal on Monday that would allow Brussels to secure essential products from member states during a crisis.
Under the rules, EU companies could be forced to prioritize the production of key products and stockpile goods or else face fines.
“We need new tools that allow us to react fast and collectively,” European Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager said.
The proposed “Single Market Emergency Instrument” allows the European Commission to order EU states to reorganize supply chains, including expanding or repurposing existing production capacities or setting up new ones, and placing crisis-relevant goods on the market.
The proposal is expected to face intense pushback from businesses and some EU countries, over concerns that the plan amounts to overreach by the European Commission.
The “Single Market Emergency Instrument,” as the proposed law is called, would give EU “Commission far-reaching powers to intervene in the market,” the Belgium-based news website Eurative reported Tuesday.
If passed, the law will give the EU power to enforce “mandatory” production targets on member states that fail to fulfill Brussels’ demands. The Belgium-based EURACTIV reported Tuesday:
Regarding strategic reserves of certain products, the Commission can set recommended targets for each member state. Although these would be voluntary targets, the Commission could make them mandatory for member states that “continuously fall significantly short of the targets,” according to the draft proposal seen by EURACTIV.
According to the Brussels-based news outlet, The EU can penalize companies for non-compliance.
“Commission could require companies or their associations to provide information about the supply of crisis-relevant goods in times of a Single Market emergency. If the companies or associations do not comply with the information requests or provide wrong information, they can be fined a sum of up to €300,000,” the EURACTIV added.
The proposal comes as Europe gears up for a dark and cold winter as Russia closes its pipelines. Brussels has already implemented an EU-wide gas rationing plan, which may not avert the looming crisis. The EU and European governments fear widespread unrest and rioting as people are forced to go without electricity and heating in the middle of the winter.
(Nigel Farage on European Energy Crisis)DONATE
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