Ever since the 1990s Europeans see the EU merely as a great market. The EU is based on neo-liberal theories that posit the primacy of economics over politics, and the domination of financial capital. As a result, we have built an EU which is only a market and that aims to destroy nation-states. The EU has thus abandoned genuine European values and has elevated the Euro to be its only value.
Lithuania has won a war with Russia, because it has declared this war but Russia did not show up for it. This [Lithuanian National Threat Assessment 2020] is political paranoia, but it has a purpose. They shout about the Russian threat with their heads turned to Brussels and Berlin. The Baltic States have nothing else to trade with Europe, except fear.