Usually when lyrics are written about the European Commission, Berlaymonster is having a laugh. But in a change of tune, President Jean-Claude Juncker has inspired a singer/songwriter cames Carl Tilchen, who wrote a song based on Juncker’s moving words in his State of the Union address about the refugee crisis.

“Can you imagine”, Tilchen sings, about the life of refugees fleeing war, reflecting also on American history and the Vietnam war.

A European thank you to Mr. Tilchen. You’ve reminded us that what happens in the capital of the European Union ripples to corners of the earth.