Thursday, May 20, 2010

Europe is sleepwalking to decline. We need a Churchill to wake it up

Our leaders are peddling delusions. The eurozone has not been saved, the EU has no foreign policy, and others are making history

Timothy Garton Ash, Wednesday 19 May 2010

"Can anyone save me from Europessimism? I feel more depressed about the state of the European project than I have for decades. The eurozone is in mortal danger. European foreign policy is advancing at the pace of a drunken snail. Power shifts to Asia. The historical motors of European integration are either lost or spluttering. European leaders rearrange the deckchairs on the Titanic while lecturing the rest of the world on ocean navigation......"

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