Europe’s Elite Populism

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (left) and European Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides arrive at the European Parliament to debate the state of the E.U.’s coronavirus vaccination strategy in Brussels, Belgium, February 10, 2021. (Johanna Geron/Pool/Reuters)
The EU shows its authoritarian side, and it’s not going to end well for Europe.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n just the past few weeks, the European Union quickly took off its mask of genteel bureaucratic liberalism and bared its authoritarian fangs. Did you notice?

What the EU accused others of doing, becoming, or secretly wanting to do — it became and did. It did so, bitterly, just in the weeks after the final Brexit negotiations were completed.

Let’s review some of the latest. Late in her term, EU president Ursula von der Leyen rammed through an investment deal with China, one that had been opposed by other member states, though it served her native Germany’s interests and the ambitions of

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