I have always thought that Brussels was, with all its contradictions, a place where, by way of example, the standards of governance of the countries of Europe were raised. From here, the European project functioned as a beacon of civilizing elements and improvement of institutional life. I've spent a couple of days there and I've seen worrying signs: firstly, nobody knows where the European project is going and, secondly, the EU funds are being managed with a wide sleeve that doesn't bode well.
Regarding the first, the rapid accumulation of misfortunes -pandemic and war- does not hide that with the Executive of Von der Leyen an unprecedented event is being experienced: the president of the EC is more concerned with being popular among Europeans than with cover the role of severe technocrat that his predecessors had.
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