> Allowing imports is what kills self-sufficiency and hence sovereignty.
These “organisations” should be shunned like the plague they are.
How is it a problem of EU? They should leave WTO then. Imports bring competition and development if new technologies are imported. Only some domestic industries are protected through tariffs and taxes depending on the type of economy.
Then they are beggars and parasites and should exit the EU on moral principles. Being a beggar is not an honorable thing.
Most former east block countries are ‘beggars’, as all contribute little getting plenty in return. Five countries (Germany, France, Italy, UK, Spain) account for 75% of EU budget.
> So, are there four times as many people, or is their industry four times
bigger now that their GDP has risen. Or are they just four times
Goods and services produced by Poland have increased in value 4 times in the last 10 years. That’s what GDP is.