Michael Totten

EU Chief Warns of Dictatorships in Europe?

Good grief. I very much doubt that Europe is going this badly to hell, but the fact that it’s being discussed isn’t encouraging:

Democracy could ‘collapse’ in Greece, Spain and Portugal unless urgent action is taken to tackle the debt crisis, the head of the European Commission has warned.

In an extraordinary briefing to trade union chiefs last week, Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso set out an ‘apocalyptic’ vision in which crisis-hit countries in southern Europe could fall victim to military coups or popular uprisings as interest rates soar and public services collapse because their governments run out of money.