EU: Protecting Our European Way of Life? Outrage Follows New Role

When Ursula von der Leyen, the incoming chief of the European Union’s powerful administrative branch, unveiled her top team at a news conference on Tuesday, one new job title provoked a sea of puzzled faces: «vice president for protecting our European way of life»... Matina Stevis-Gridneff in the New York Times.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/12/world/europe/eu-ursula-von-der-leyen-migration.html

The Moria migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. Linking migration to threats to European identity is a common theme in speeches by European populist, hard-right leaders. © Angelos Tzortzinis - AFP - Getty Images The Moria migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. Linking migration to threats to European identity is a common theme in speeches by European populist, hard-right leaders. © Angelos Tzortzinis - AFP - Getty Images

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