We Are Change
April 5, 2011
European Council President Herman van Rompuy was questioned by students at Warsaw University on democracy in the European Union. He seemed irritated at the suggestion that the EU was undemocratic, despite the fact that he’s completely unaccountable to the people of Europe.
EU Observer – Van Rompuy: Europe is ‘Fatherland of peace’
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy has issued a robust defence of the European Union in the face of growing “suspicion and fear”, arguing that the bloc must not be seen as a new “Moscow”, but instead, the “Fatherland of peace.”
“We have together to fight the danger of a new Euro-skepticism,” he said at the time. “Fear leads to egoism, egoism leads to nationalism, and nationalism leads to war … It is a feeling all over Europe, not of a majority, but everywhere present.” >>>Read full article