The EU Commissioner in charge of education, culture, multilingualism and youth is calling for European schools to turn out students who are more entrepreneurial and with a positive attitude to risk-taking.
While most Europeans worry their heads off about what is happening to
the euro and the economy, certain members of the European political
bureaucracy are getting on with more important things. Like drafting
long resolutions about how to combat gender stereotypes in the media and
having even longer meetings to get their ideas endorsed.
Here is something for the inaugural European Union president, Herman van Rompuy, to put his stamp on: the revival of the European family.
The EU is very active in telling member states what to do
about certain social issues -- for example, condemning a recent
Lithuanian law which prohibits promotion of “homosexual, bisexual,
polygamous relations” among children under the age of 18 -- but it is
dragging its feet on the most important social issue of all: the
protection and support of the family.