The seemingly never-ending spectacle of Britain's attempted exit from the European Union is part of a broader malaise affecting this association of European states.
“Laura Pignataro committed suicide on December 17th.
The Maastricht Treaty that laid the formal groundwork for the present-day European Union was signed on 7 February 1992, only six weeks after the formal dissolution of the Soviet Union.
The current situation in Europe is nothing extraordinary. It was even predicted. Moreover, several times forecasts were made by people who had opposing views on the political system in this part of the world.
Almost half of German citizens (47%) has expressed the opinion that German Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel should leave her post before the end of her mandate.
The poll was conducted by the sociological service YouGov for the agency DPA. About two thousand citizens of Germany with the right to vote participated in the poll.
36% expressed the opinion, that Merkel should remain until the end of her term in 2021.