The EU’s Reputation Tarnished by the Debt Crisis
GlobeScan research analyst, Lionel Bellier writes in Les Echos to give his impressions on the deterioration of the EU’s reputation among the global public following the debt crisis in the Eurozone.
“Procrastination, lack of leadership, prolonged decisions… For nearly two years, through their mismanagement of the sovereign debt crisis, the leaders of European institutions, including the governments of Member States, provided the stick to be beaten with. They thus continuously, and almost unconsciously, undermined the foundations of a reputation that had hitherto survived the volatile and changing winds of public opinion throughout the European Union.”
Read the full article on Les Echos (French)