Nick Ottens via Atlantic Sentinel |It is impossible to appeal to progressive middle-class and nativist working-class voters at the same time. Social democrats across Europe are caught in the middle of a culture war. Ahead of next month’s elections, Germany’s Social Democrats have to pick a side.
MADRID | By Julia Pastor | For the first time European citizens will elect the successor of the European Commision’s president Jose Manuel Durão Barroso. The upcoming elections of May 25 will have two candidates, one for the socialist party, Martin Schulz, and another for the conservatives, Jean-Claude Juncker. This change of direction is not the result of a reform or a pact in the back room but of a consensus decision. Hopefully, the US could no longer say they don’t have a European direct interlocutor.