Reuters - Founding members say European Union is in bad shape
Reuters reports: "The European Union faces 'critical times' and all its members should
set aside selfish interests to tackle problems such as immigration and
terrorism, the bloc's six founding nations said on Tuesday.
A week after the EU accepted that some members may never go further in
sharing sovereignty, as part of the price for keeping Britain in the
club, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg
pledged to pursue 'ever closer union' at a meeting in Rome, where they
founded the bloc in 1957."
Comment: An external threat is always helpful when unity is threatened.