Alternatively, the EU as it has become since Maastricht is a great lumbering bear, slow, beauracratic and unable to react to the changing demands of the modern society. Those who see the EU as a form of integration of Europe along a sort of loose American style (just without the need to be one country) fail to realise that the EU is based on some of the most beauracratic states in the world, one of whom's main reaction to change is to strike until things go their way.
The ideal of the EU is fine, it is merely the implementation that is flawed. None of the EU states are exactly similar, and as such each requires a different set of laws to work by. The best way, it would seem, is for the EU parliament to be made to submit to the wills of national parliaments, having all of its legislation needing to be passed in national parliaments before becoming law in that state. That way, each state could decide whether or not a piece of legislation fits its circumstances, and adopt what is necessary for them.
So, to sum up, Free Trade & Travel = very good, Franco-German style beauracracy = bad. And is there a need to maintain a comission? We don't have unelected officials running member states (in fact in order to join this is not allowed) so why the EU?
"Who would be free themselves must strike the blow. Better even to die free than to live slaves."