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Europe Has Traded Technocracy for Drama

Earlier this year, when Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited the European Parliament in Brussels, he was received as a hero. It was an incredible spectacle, rarely seen in Brussels.

Parliamentary assistants, interns, and kitchen staff streamed out of their offices in the huge parliamentary building, occupying the galleries along the stairway over six floors to catch a glimpse of the man walking the red carpet downstairs.

People applauded, cheered, and shouted “Slava Ukraini.” Others positioned themselves along the walls of corridors where Zelensky would later pass through on his way to the plenary hall to deliver his speech.

The Ukrainian national anthem was not played once, but twice. Zelensky was offered a European flag. The plenary hall was packed with MEPs filming and tweeting the event.

Source: Foreign Policy