Merkel at the European Union summit in Brussels in June. (Reuters photo: Gonzalo Fuentes)

Douglas Murray, The Spectator: Angela Merkel is on her way out – and so is her vision for the EU

Whatever anyone’s views on the enterprise, there was one question always begging to be asked of the European Union: ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ At an early stage it wasn’t clear to everyone. Then the purpose and direction of travel seemed agreed — under the stewardship of Angela Merkel. She was there to settle disputes, authorise bailouts, offer German help to struggling nations and protect the project as it led to ever-closer union. Whatever else can be said of it, with Merkel at the helm at least the EU appeared to have direction. Not anymore.


WNU Editor: The above post is a comprehensive article about what went wrong with the “EU Vision”, and what may happen when Angela Merkel is gone. A definite must read.

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