Former Commission president Jacques Delors has attacked several current European politicians over their leadership of the Union. Euractiv reports:
Delors said that in recent years, the European method had been “disguised”, marking a return to the 1814-1815 Congress of Vienna, and to the “cynicism” of nationalistic power play. “If we go this way, it means that someone wants to kill Europe, that it should not exist and should not have existed in the first place,” he said.
Delors goes on to put the finger on José Manuel Barroso, Angela Merkel, Nicolas Sarkozy and Van Rompuy among others. The attack is beyond any doubt ideologically motivated: at the same event Delors advocated an European Socialist Alternative representing “an offensive of Social Democracy in the broader sense” (as quoted by Euractiv). The transformation of Delors from the ideal-typical technocrat leading the apolitical European Commission to a visionary ideologue of Eurepean socialism is quite remarkable indeed.
[via Georgi Gotev]
On a somewhat related note, here is an animated map of the changing ideological landscape in Europe since 1948.