Czech President Vaclav Klaus has given a fantastic speech at the opening of the Czech embassy in Luxembourg, critiquing the move toward an EU rooted in regulation and the repudiation of Europe's roots (i.e., Christianity and the Enlightenment).
The Brussels Journal reports on it here. I offer the following excerpt:
We should make our society free, democratic and prosperous. It will not be achieved by democratic deficit, by supranationalism, by etatism, by an increase in legislating, monitoring, and regulating us.
We need a political system which must not be destroyed by a postmodern interpretation of human rights (with its emphasis on positive rights, with its dominance of group rights and entitlements over individual rights and responsibilities and with its denationalization of citizenship), by weakening of democratic institutions which have irreplaceable roots exclusively on the territory of the states, by the "multiculturally" brought about loss of a needed coherence inside countries, and by the continental-wide rent-seeking of various NGOs.
[...] We need a system of ideas which must be based on freedom, personal responsibility, individualism, natural caring for others and a genuinely moral conduct of life.