The European Union has temporarily excused itself from the history of the Old Continent. Perhaps it’s waiting for a new government in Berlin to give it marching orders, or perhaps it’s because of the embarrassing perception of its almost complete impotence.
Unable to get the so-called Visegrad Group (Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia) — countries which, in addition to opposing the very idea of a European migration policy, are cultivating their own disturbing interpretation of democracy — to budge even an inch, the E.U. now finds itself faced with an Austrian election result that moves in the same direction.
But it is hard to imagine that it will react with the same loud indignation with which it welcomed the entrance of Haider into the Vienna government between 2000 and 2002.