In the turmoil of the European financial crisis, the project of European integration seems to have lost its appealing attractiveness. Our politicians are not considered to be the leaders Europe needs. The European Court of Justice however continues to stress the importance of the European project and its approach towards Europe and its importance provides some useful lessons for our politicians in order to become true leaders.
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The European project is stalling. Some wonder if Europe is up to the task of dealing with the current crisis in the eurozone, the discussion over the Schengen Agreement, the Arab Spring developments and the relation with the United States. Historian Timothy Garton Ash (author of In Europe’s Name: Germany and the Divided Continent) is one of them. In the Guardian he recently stated that Europe needs a strong ‘German engine’. Angela Merkel has to show leadership in order to regain Europe’s momentum.