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A documentary about the expanding powers of the European Union.

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Peter Vlemmix

Writer:

Peter Vlemmix
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Peter Vlemmix ... Himself
Ewald Engelen Ewald Engelen ... Himself
Deidre Curtin Deidre Curtin ... Herself
Nigel Farage ... Himself
Marietje Schaake Marietje Schaake ... Herself
Roger Köppel Roger Köppel ... Himself
Adriaan Schout Adriaan Schout ... Himself
Wim Voermans Wim Voermans ... Himself
Harry van Bommel Harry van Bommel ... Himself
Paul van Buitenen Paul van Buitenen ... Himself
Wim van de Camp Wim van de Camp ... Himself (as Wim van der Camp)
Rinus van Schendelen Rinus van Schendelen ... Himself
Daniel Van der Stoep Daniel Van der Stoep ... Himself
Pascoe Sabido Pascoe Sabido ... Himself
Chris Ostendorf Chris Ostendorf ... Himself
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The European Union is rapidly becoming a more important part of the daily life of European citizens. National countries have decided to transfer important powers in an unprecedented way. Budgetright, energy policies, border control and monetary issues are all decided upon by Brussels. But what does this mean for people's lives and how democratic is this development? Filmmaker Peter Vlemmix goes on a journey to uncover the core of the European project. Who pull the strings, what are the agenda's for the next years and why is Euro-scepticism growing. Does the European Union provide a better life for European people, or is it benefiting a few? This is the question addressed by Euromania, a documentary film containing interviews with some of Europe's most influential policy makers as well as personal stories from people directly touched by European decisions. Written by Jeffrey Rupert

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

11 May 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

Filming Locations:

Brussels, Belgium See more »

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PV Producties See more »
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Color
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This documentary was partly crowd-funded, by a Dutch record amount of backers on Cinecrowd.nl See more »

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Pascoe Sabido: There's a complete mismatch between the interests of big-business, and the interest of normal people like you and me.
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New Perspectives
Written by David Kelly
Performed by David Kelly
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Being anti-EU does not justify lying
20 August 2014 | by mpig-4-400265See all my reviews

I am just five minutes into this documentary and I am already so pi$$ed that I feel compelled to write my first ever review on IMDb.

These are the things that I noticed so far:

1) The author makes fun at the fact that the EU issues rules about things like the size of strawberries, implying that this is just a silly idea pushed by some crazy EU bureaucrat. Truth is that the size of strawberries is regulated to enforce a "trade standard". All civilised countries have such rules as a mean to prevent commerce fraud.

2) The author says that 80% of his country's laws are made by the EU. This is simply a lie. The European parliament hardly ever issues any acts that can be defined as laws (they are called regulations) but it rather usually issues guidelines (called directives) for laws which then have to be written and approved by national parliaments.

3) The author says that national governments are not allowed to decide how to allocate money in their annual budget. Another big fat lie. All EU countries AGREED to put a cap on their budget deficit, apart from that they can spend their money any way they want.

That's three lies in five minutes. At this rate, if any of you can make it trough the whole 55 minutes of this documentary, you might witness the author accomplish the quite significant feat of dishing out a total of 33 lies in a single video. Well, good for you, as for me, I've had enough of this nonsense already.


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