All European countries agreed to UN Agenda 21 at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 (click for a link to see the plans each country made to implement UN Agenda 21). Many, like Denmark, changed their planning and zoning acts to require Local Agenda 21 implementation. Some cities, such as London and Copenhagen, have created 'iron rings' around city access points in order to charge tolls for those entering. Vehicle license plates are photographed and registered electronically, and toll charges are sent directly to vehicle owners. Surveillance, monitoring, and tracking. In the US, the Golden Gate Bridge recently switched to this system.
As countries become more and more urbanized and populations are concentrated into these centers, less people are able to understand what life is like for the farmer who struggles against Codex Alimentarius regulations for food production. Property owners have a tenuous grip on their land as restrictions on water, access to non-GMO seed, and cost pressures force competition with major corporate producers. As the local farmer loses his or her land the corporations increase their control of global systems.
The European Union has recently indicated that it wants armed drone capability for 'security and surveillance.' The European Council will decide in December 2013 whether or not to permit this increase in regional power. Regionalization, as Zbignew Brzezinski said in 1995, "is the pre-condition for...genuine globalization..because thereby we move toward larger, more stable, more cooperative units." The European Union is an example of a so-called trade agreement that morphed into the desired interim goal: Regional governance.
The upcoming Trans-Pacific Partnership (US and 12 Pacific Rim nations) plus the TransAtlantic Trade Investment Partnership (US and EU) will begin the finalization of the ultimate step in globalization. As the slideshow accompanying this article indicates, the mood of Europe is anti-nationalist imbued with the uneasiness of economic uncertainty. A perfect pre-condition for full globalization.