No one? Not true. And another hint: The European Union is not Europe. And Europe is not the European Union. Too bad.
But let me finish the thought. The thought I’m trying to find: What is the commonality of our different issues? What emerges as a common problematic? What emerges as a common problematic is that this is all oblivious to the future. This is the case with climate issues. It comes up with Europe. It comes up in everything we discuss, and it comes up in the same way in education. Education is blatantly future-oriented, otherwise we wouldn’t need it.
Historical time processes function according to a different calendar. Hundreds of years of identity formation shape cultural memory and national memory. In the context of this memory work, democracy is a young idea. Europe is only a toddler. The euro and Schengen anyway. The setbacks do not mean that the project has no future, but show how fragile the new is, how long it takes to dynamize identity, and how rustic and deeply established the old is. The fact that this results in setbacks is part and parcel of historical modernization processes. That the European process is therefore not fit for the future cannot be deduced from this.