Friday, March 10, 2017
''The EU’s Loss of Direction'' Judy Dempsey CARNAGΙ EUROPE
No matter what Jean-Claude Juncker says or does these days, he will be blamed and he will blame others. The president of the European Commission, the EU’s executive, has in recent months repeatedly criticized the way in which Brussels has become a convenient punching bag for national governments.
He has often decried the way national leaders reach agreements at summits in Brussels only to return to their home countries to denounce interference by bureaucrats in the EU’s capital. It is as if national leaders would rather close their eyes to the need for more Europe, despite crises that include eurozone debt, the influx of refugees, terrorism, and the immense fallout from Britain’s June 2016 vote to leave the EU—capped by the November 2016 election of U.S. President Donald Trump.read more..