Now it has also reached Germany. The fact that a right-wing populist party, the AfD in Germany moves into the Bundestag with official provisional results of 12, 6% is another warning for Europe. Everywhere in Europe, tendencies to close the borders, return to the nation state and abolish a common currency can be seen.
“The EU can be an agent of change in the world, a trend-setter, and not just a passive witness.” – In order to be able to unfold its full potential the EU needs to become more equal in every respect. The author fears for longterm negative consequences if European unity is not reached.