The EU was an attempt to take away the freedoms of Europeans, creating a statist society, which is also what President Obama has been trying to achieve here. And the green movement, which is really a crypto-socialist movement using the environment to mask their true intentions of helping statism, have been working hand in hand using scams like global warming to ge people used to more laws, regulations, limited freedoms and more taxes. Fortunately, Obama is failing even while succeeding in many ways. Hopefully it can be reversed by the next president. As for Europe, its going to crash because statism is an inevitable failure every time its achieved. It creates horror and desolation in its wake the longer it lasts, but it never lasts forever.