OK so let’s run down what’s going on in countries in Europe at the moment because we have so many of the damn things:
The not so United Kingdoms of England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland are still struggling with he Brexit (breakfast) vote.
The country is lead by a woman who is less iron lady and more tin foil lady, instantly crumbling under pressure and pissing away her majority.
However her opponent is a man who is on record saying thing like Fidel Castro was a great champion of social justice (no mention of executing gay men).
The only reason May is still PM is that while Corbyn has enthused many to vote for his vaguely socialist politics, he has also pushed as many voters away, meaning the polls are about 40/40 with no side looking to win any time soon.
Having always been a frenemy of the UK France is rather enjoying breakfast and the resulting fallout. Emmanuel Macron was elected president through the help of a grass roots political movement from the centre right of all places. The younger French generations are saying things like “Hey, maybe we should work for more than 15 hours a week” and “Perhaps not being able to fire the guy we just saw piss in the escargot sauce is a good idea”.
Macron’s international interaction seems to be presently telling the UK to fuck off and crushing Trump’s tiny hands in what can only be described as a surprising show of French manliness.
Merkel, the permenantly states woman of Germany, has managed to retain her spot as leader of the biggest party but she’s having a harder time gaining an overall majority. Plenty of Germans blame her open door attitude for the migrant crisis worsening but many others recognise her as the only sensible leader on the world stage. When she is surrounded by Trump, the man who tried to childishly show up Trump, the woman fucking up breakfast, and whichever scape goat is running Italy now this isn’t hard.
No longer being ran by a fully corrupt world leader who frequently hosted parties which include prostitutes Italy has become a lot less interesting to the casual observer.
Popular opinion lead to a number of far reaching constitutional reforms being rejected and as a result the country’s economy is lagging, corruption is still rife, and the political system is still a joke. One to watch for a 2018 implosion.
Once the focus of the world when it looked like Greece might actually go bankrupt, no one really hears about treece anymore. The country was and always has been one of the countries on the front line of the migrant crisis and had very little money to do anything.
The populist prime minister who won power in 2015 saying he would tell the EU (mainly Germany) to suck his Greek cock is still in power, because he immediately found the EU had all the cards and no reason to grant concessions and sucked Merkel German dick instead. The UK learnt nothing from this by the way.
Even with the country all taking an hour long snooze at lunchtime and all construction work stopping during the month of August, Spain economy is somehow still struggling. Crippling youth unemployment has seen one in four young people without a job, and the economy is unable to support it.
Amongst all this Spain’s richest region, catalonia, has decided now is the time to throw off the shackles of their Spanish overlords and claim independence. After all, catalonia was famously it’s own country… Uhh well never actually. The region ran a referendum where the Spanish supreme Court said it was illegal, the referendum had only a 40% turnout because the Spanish police turned up, arrested the catalonian police chief, and burned a load of ballot papers. This sham of a referendum had a 90% leave vote though and they threatened to unilaterally declare independence. The Spanish government put a stop to that immediately and the head of the catalonian local government is living in exile. The Spanish government held new elections in catalonia 3 months later and the catalonian elected the separatists again. vOv
Interesting because Poland is an economic powerhouse of the Eastern European economies and at one point was the poster child and teachers pet of how to convert from a USSR satelite state to a democracy.
Now though it is seeing the rise of far fight racist nationalist parties that actually won an election. They insisted the judicial system was still full of commie judges and passed laws giving the government more influence over the judiciary. The EU have told them to stop playing at being authoritarian or they will be in very big trouble. The Polish responded by saying “fuck off”. One to watch.
Ah, big daddy bear. Russia is still totally not invading Ukraine and occupying Crime (sorry, liberated Crime a) while funding increasingly sophisticated cyber warfare efforts against the West. Having successfully interfered in the US election and in the breakfast referendum Putin is on a roll as the world’s number 1 democracy enthusiast, so keen that he simply cannot resist joining in other country’s elections.
Putin is going to be standing as president for another term and an opponent has been chosen for him to run against (not sure if he actually wanted to run against Putin). The results have already been posted as SPOILERS a landslide victory for Putin.
Eastern Europe is increasingly concerned about Russian territorial ambitions and this comes at a time when the US, the backbone of NATO, is being ran by an orange man baby.