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by Luis de Sousa (luis[dot]de[dot]sousa[at]protonmail[dot]ch) on Fri Jun 15th, 2012 at 05:31:38 PM EST
I just quibble that the specific proposals Merkel and Schäuble are bringing in terms of fedeal Europe are nothing like federal Germany: no federal government with a significant budget of its own that is elected by and responsible to a federal parliament, no transfers from richer to poorer states, instead undemocratic control of national budgets and a US-style elected President.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Jun 16th, 2012 at 07:42:58 AM EST
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Vereinigte Staaten von Europa is also a common term.

That said , I don't see any proposal for a true federal state either.

by IM on Sat Jun 16th, 2012 at 10:32:25 AM EST
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