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EU elections a step backward [Commentary]
EU elections a step backward [Commentary]

This year marks the passage of one century since of the start of the First World War. It is the year that will mark the 75th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Poland, which launched the Second World War. It is also the year that will mark a quarter of a century since the fall of the Berlin Wall. The two world wars were catastrophic events in which Europe, motivated by parochial interests and fears, divided up against itself and unleashed the greatest violence ever known in history, resulting in the deaths of 76 million. The end of the Berlin Wall, which began with gates being opened to freedom at Bornholmer Strasse, was the result of long-oppressed people wanting to reach across the...