According to the Times>, the unification of Europe under the control of Germany is not a perfect solution, but is nearly so.

Apart from that one passage, the language used throughout the article by the Times writers, Steven Erlanger and Stephen Castle, is so bland that you would have no hint that this treaty means the effective end of any remaining national sovereignty of the EU members. Only in one other sentence do Erlanger and Castle come close to the truth, when they say that ”Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany … pressed hard for a treaty that would codify and enforce debt limits and central oversight of national budgets….”

Central oversight of national budgets. The EU, controlled by Germany, controls each member state’s spending and taxing.

The EU had already controlled the social and cultural policies of the member states. Now it controls their national budgets as well, with Britain remaining slightly aloof from the New Order, for now.