France indeed shows the signs of hyperactivity /Zaki Laïdi, FT, 30 September 2019/ and some argue that Europe should stand on its two feet. Not again, please.
The harmful dream of creating a United States of Europe is over, the euro zone is in shambles, the German economic machine and the French-German political engine both have come to a virtual standstill.
No surprise at all, because the EU tried to stand on its two feet, but failed. Instead of a new adventure we badly need at least 27 nation states standing on their own feet, pursuing their tailor-made structural reforms in order to win their own future.
The EU needs all the feet available to survive in the new G2 world.
Governor Matolcsy, MNB, the Central Bank of Hungary