The summit in Brussels has shown that the EU is not functioning in a proper way. Greece is no longer the problem: the shortcomings are systemic and can’t be resolved by compromises, DWN reported.
According to the newspaper, the EU consists of numerous imperfect institutions which have proved unable to function in times of the crisis. It has become a hostage to the Troika: the ECB, the IMF and the EU Commission which have totally failed.
Moreover, the EU member states are pursuing different goals: Southern countries want a different Europe, not a Europe of austerity, but of a growth, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said.
Germany maintains an opposite point of view. Merkel and Schäuble can’t give up as they have promised German taxpayers that Greece is on the right track. The small states, for their turn, are increasingly becoming Euro-skeptic, with fringe political parties gaining more popularity.
In this complex situation, a common political will is impossible, DWN wrote.