Head of Strategy and Lobbying at PACT European Affairs
2017: action, action, action
”My right flank is destroyed, my left flank is in retreat, everything is fine – attack!” Those were the words of General Foch in the darkest moments of World War One. We are there once again. Sink or act – that is the choice we have.
One priority for the Planet of the Institutions: action
(You can enjoy this article in French here. Read on below for the remainder in English)
It is up to men and women to launch action, but the current trend is for appointing people who do not take decisions. The cruel experience of Matteo Renzi, the only European leader to be brutally rejected by his electorate, provides food for thought.
This is probably the reason why the top EU leaders are so inaudible. Mr Juncker – inaudible; Mr Timmermans, the man who talked about this being ‘last-chance Commission’ – inaudible. The same goes for Ms Mogherini, despite major international events around the world. And the likely election of Messrs Tajani or Pitella in the European Parliament will not make any difference.
The European Union has to be restored as the Number 1 political priority...