- The EU should be working hard to improve its unappealing image by implementing more social, "people-friendly" reforms
- But taking this new European leadership at its word, it is hard to see any improvements on the horizon
Andrea Mammone is a historian at Royal Holloway, University of London, who writes and comments on European politics and the far right. The opinions in this article belong to the author.
(CNN)Last, week, Antonio Tajani was elected President of the European Parliament. Considering the myriad challenges currently facing both the EU and the wider continent, his job should be one of the busiest in politics.