Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Who stands up for Europe?

Who is more to blame? The so called EU elites, who have built the European Union on intergovernmental sand? Or moody populations resisting every move to improve the common structures even marginally?

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There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.

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Soon we have dithered and demurred Europe into oblivion and irrelevance on the world stage.

Who stands up for Europe, if Europeans don’t? Benign outside forces?

Time to launch the European Union Epitaph Competition?


Ralf Grahn