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The EU is in
profound crisis, caused by years of shallow leadership. Only a radical change
in its leaders’ performance can salvage the European project now. Managing
structural problems instead of resolving them, trying to shame the rebellious
public into accepting business as usual and blaming the United States for
Europe’s dangerously weak security position is a road to self-destruction.
Professor Stefan Hedlund
As the European Union is trying to
reinvent itself and the United States considers recasting its global role, the
Central European nations see no obvious path to follow. The relatively
prosperous region faces tests of political and economic maturity that go beyond
anything it has experienced since the fall of the Iron Curtain.
NATO’s message of unity and
reassurance at the Warsaw summit may end up ringing hollow. The alliance has
done little to address its real vulnerability to substate warfare, while its
eastern buildup perfectly suits Russia’s internal political needs. Meanwhile,
the lack of strategy for dialogue and coordinating the efforts of NATO’s lead
nations may undermine Europe’s collective security.
Dr. Uwe Nerlich
Europe without diapers and toilet paper? It's not beyond imagining if politicians follow the example of Venezuela and run their businesses into the ground.
Prince Michael of Liechtenstein