Timothy Garton Ash, The Guardian | May 10, 2012
Economic policy changes in Europe have been a common feature of the EU since its inception. ++ However, the fundamental politics of decision-making has yet to change. ++ Crucial deals are still being concluded behind closed doors among key national leaders, pursuing national interests, as set by their own national elites. ++ There has been a change in one aspect, though; the voice of Europe's peoples. ++ While the Eurozone is at the cusp of disaster, national leaders must engage Europeans if the European project's rescue is to succeed.