The best achievements of European institutions have all stemmed from removing restrictions—to trade, travel, residency and financial transactions. But for at least 30 years, the EU has mainly been in the business of imposing restrictions on everything from the judicial sentences that national courts can impose to the shape of the vegetables that Europeans get to eat. Stealth Europe transmogrified into Busybody Europe.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
What's going on in the EU?
All the countries, save Germany (which is doing well because the currency union keeps its exports cheap) have elected anti-EU candidates. There is a lot of speculation about what it all means. I like the WSJ's take: