If this latest editorial in Der Spiegel is representative, Euphile Hermans (by no means all of them) are well and truly miffed at the UK:-
"For years Britain has blackmailed and made a fool out of the EU. The United Kingdom must finally make a choice: It can play by the rules or it can leave the European Union....The time has now come for a clarification. And it's even possible the European Union will have to decide what is most important: a more democratic Europe or having Britain remain a member. This clarification must come now - with the appointment of the future European Commission president. It's a decision which cannot wait until 2017, the year by which David Cameron has said he will hold a referendum on Britain's EU membership.The EU cannot allow itself to be blackmailed by the British for another three years and refuse to give the people of Europe what was assured to them before the election -- that they could use their vote to determine the next president of the European Commission. If the EU doesn't fulfil that promise, it will lose all credibility and acceptance."Oooowww! There's nothing as irrational as a Herman in a strop; a 'more democratic Europe' for goodness sake. I suppose they mean the old German tradition of one man one vote
Excellent! We're clearly doing something right.