“We want a United States of Europe,” thundered Martin Schulz

POLITICO: “Schulz is alienating those countries in Eastern Europe and Scandinavia that are opposed to closer integration and that want to preserve the role of national governments,” said Lüder Gerken, head of Centrum für Europäische Politik, a Freiburg-based think tank.

After a prolonged, conspicuous absence, Europe has reemerged in recent weeks at the top of Germany’s political agenda, renewing hopes in some quarters (and fanning fears in others) that the Continent is poised to take a great leap toward closer integration. ...read on