New Post by Brian Gallagher
This past week saw an interesting documentary appear on the UK`s BBC Radio 4. Presented by Allan Little, it explored Germany’s relationship with the former ex-communist states in central and Eastern Europe. In particular, economic relations were discussed.
Germany, of course, has powerful economic interests in those states. The documentary pointed out that this is in complete contrast to Britain. With the fall of communism, the UK was well regarded in the ex-communist states. Margaret Thatcher established the Know-How fund in order to bring expertise to the New Europe. Since her departure, however, this has not been built upon.
Unfortunately, the documentary took a pro EU propagandist line, effectively suggesting that the UK should strongly plunge itself into the EU – a policy that would not in itself rectify the issue of Britain’s poor position in relation to the ex-communist states.
One problem must surely lie with policies and…
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