Good politics can only be made by the right people. Europe once again forgot this principle when choosing its top personnel. Germany hasn’t done much better. Let’s hope the attack by a gunman on a synagogue in Halle, east Germany, on October 6th, will trigger a reversal.
A month ago I pointed out that the election of unsuitable people to top positions – which seems to be the expression of a systematic navigation error – endangers democracy at its core. Politicians fail when they are out of their depth, not only in their direct duties, but also – and this is often much more important – because they are unable to explain to the public the reasons for their actions or their inaction.