"The dream of a European demos nourishing a pan-European democracy based on Europe-wide parties is more distant than ever."
That is the Economist's take on the euro-elections. It finishes with the line that it is "not hard to see why so many Europeans chose to boycott these elections," But then tells us they may come to regret that choice.
To borrow from General Patton, it is not our job to regret our choice. Our job is to make them regret theirs.