The new European Commission was formed a year ago with the best opportunities at hand. It had an elected president and hearings for the appointment of commissioners. All this suggested the European Union was about to take a new and important step.
But the events of last year, with politics distancing some EU member states from the European values, made it evident that the crisis is also from within the borders of the EU.
The scandal with Volkswagen, a European and a German giant, came as anoth...


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