Macron’s victory shows why it’s time to stop panicking about Europe
The Washington Post - 05/08/2017
The hype surrounding the recent French and Dutch elections clearly demonstrates a kind of societal panic surrounding the European project. While it is understandable that the Brexit referendum and President Trump’s election have made it seem as though anything is possible, it is important to step back and take a more measured view. The popular doom-and-gloom narrative about the European Union has proved to be overblown.
Sunday’s election of Emmanuel Macron should put such panic to rest. There are strong signs that the E.U. is on the verge of a new period of invigoration, writes Mai’a K. Davis Cross, Edward W. Brooke professor of political science at Northeastern University.