On the symbolic date of 1 May 2012, Terra Nova London, the London branch of the French social-democratic think tank, organised its first event. In front of an attentive audience, in a beautiful lecture hall at King’s College London, the panel debated on the theme: What impact will the French elections have on Europe? Lire la Suite
By Alexis Lefranc
It has become common talk across the European Union to blame the Commission for being undemocratic, and a better representative of financial elites than of the people’s interest. Populist parties wallow in corrosive attacks on “Brussels’ diktats”, while mainstream politicians do not dare risk a stand in favour of Commissioners widely seen as unelected technocrats out of touch with the grassroots.