It fell to Italy, in the recent European election, to represent the ebb of the Eurosceptic tide flooding Europe. To me this was good news and not because the European dream dazzles me. I do not count myself among the euro-enthusiasts of whom, after all, there are fewer and fewer.
The European Council's decision to appoint Jean-Claude Juncker as President of the European Commission might be thought in line with the normal rotation of EU leadership. Certainly some will try to portray it that way, pretending nothing has changed.