A fragmented Europe risks paralysis

Those of us who watch YouTube videos are familiar with a classic from the American racetrack, in which two horses called "My wife knows everything" and "The wife doesn't know" battle it out.

The early interpretations of the European Union elections reminded me of that video - except, in this case, the two horses are called "This changes everything" and "This changes nothing".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 30, 2019, with the headline 'A fragmented Europe risks paralysis'. Print Edition | Subscribe