The Original Project was Perverted by Quasi-fascist Eurozealots

At the Vatican jolly to celebrate 60 years since the signing of the Treaty of Rome, former Italian minister of economy and finance Giulio Tremonti said the Treaty of Rome had deviated from its original purpose.

He wrote: "In 1957, Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany signed a treaty that signalled the birth of a new institution, a customs union that would become known as the common market. Yet today, two different ideas of Europe have come into conflict. One aligns to the original idea behind the Treaty of Rome. The other deviates from it, and calls for a centralisation of power in Brussels. The European Common Market was designed not to overreach into nations’ sovereignty. Brussels, the first of what should have been a rotating venue for EC institutions, was conceived as a minimal force for coordination and was never supposed to become the permanent capital of a new, let alone enlarged, European Union.

The treaty was based on twin pillars of peace and prosperity — a well-intended and necessary mandate following the decades of war that had torn apart the continent — not an elitist mandate from on high to create a supranational entity. Today, the bloc’s newest iteration has followed a dirigiste, centralising impulse.  Little by little, over the 1980s and 90s into the present, this impulse has reversed the basic and sound architecture of the Treaty of Rome.  This process was not democratic process and it failed under scrutiny — including referenda in which citizens rejected the EU’s anonymous decision-making".