Regularly the corporate press and its pundits declare that the EU is about to change for the better. The latest was that Macron was going to bring reform. What happened? Then it was the German hegemon, which thanks to the social democrats in government (they were there in the previous four years as well), a hard-line neo-liberal party, was going to change Europe for the better. There will be no change for the better. The political elite in the EU are enforcers of neo-liberalism, not here to create a more democratic, social, and just Europe.