Comment Neelie (Kroes)
Making speeches talk
[...] Some find it easier to unite around the national state – it feels safer, and easier, a clearer identity. The reasons are obvious. We recognise sources of power close to us, and we feel we can hold them accountable - in a way we do not feel about people we haven’t met or rarely see on TV. It is a natural and direct response to the complexity of today’s global challenges.