Comment Neelie (Kroes)
Making speeches talk
[...] When we look at today's Europe, in particular the European Union, the urge to unite and the intrinsic need to join forces couldn’t be further away. Even more so, there is an overall tendency to pull back behind national borders. To rely on the powers and prerogatives of the national state. This way many of us feel more comfortable, safe, secure and in control, or perhaps even stronger: where we can hold our own governments accountable. It is a natural and direct response to the complexity of the global challenges in today's society, economy and politics.