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The European Union claims to have democratized Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa and much of Asia. However, in a week has demonstrated how limited is its own democracy. First, because it seeks to impose a new Treaty of the union without consulting their constituents and, when on 12 June the only nation that has voted (Ireland) did not (and also with broad participation and margin), several leaders want to spurn this decision and blackmail that Republic again to make another referendum or to be marginalized in the EU. Second, because on June 18 his continental Parliament adopted anti-immigrant devices that are unprecedented in a block of modern democracies. Instead of giving them rights to more than 8 million undocumented to make several of the worst jobs in their societies, ordered that from the 2010 you can imprison for 18 months the undocumented and that minors without papers (although born in some of their countries) can be deported without being accompanied by their relatives. The EU – it has sponsored so many wars against ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia or Africa – are bidding against irregular residents whose number is similar to or greater than half of its component Nations.

The Treaty of Lisbon the European Union is a block of 27 members and each new Treaty that seeks to reconfigure this must be adopted by unanimity between all its components. One thing is that some countries have the freedom to enter into the common area that have the same currency (the euro) or in which governed the same control of passports (Schengen), and another is an agreement that establishes the characteristics of such a union. Enough with that one of the 27 members of the EU don’t accept one of its constitutive treaties so that this doesn’t have validity (or, in any case, so that that nation is excluded).