One of the EU's senior unelected officials, a Herr Juncker, in a speech to other more junior unelected EU officials spoke of his regret that the Euro bloc's sclerotic and feeble economies were failing to compete against a vibrant and growing global economy. Herr Juncker expressed a number of maudlin and saccharine sentiments of the kind one would expect from an unelected official from a very small and insignificant nation who has tasted what it's like to be an elected leader from a large and substantial nation.
In a speech of cloying self-pity as he saw his chances of the world accepting him as the leader of a new nation he calls 'Europe' disappear he blamed his failure on the real Europe's sovereign nations for not surrendering enough of their sovereignty to his cohort of unelected bureaucrats. Of the EU he said "I love you, I do; you're my besh may'h.."
Mr Juncker likes to drink grape brandy for breakfast.