This is a product of austerity as cash starved nations turn to criminaltiy to raise cash. The same is true of tax policies and the list goes on. Austerity has failed in the Europe – so has the EU.
This is the Democratic Europe of Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron Read here
Another must read from Wolfgang Streeck on the perils of American hegemony in Europe, in New Left Review’s Sidecar. Read the article HERE.