March 27, 2008
Surely the EU can agree a common policy on the Olympic Games?
The European foreign ministers are attending tomorrow and Saturday an informal (Gymnich) meeting at Brdo, Slovenia. Tibet is on the agenda.
It might have been thought that it is in everyone’s interests that the EU 27 agree their approach to calls for a boycott of the Olympic Games, the choice being:
- No boycott
- Boycott of opening ceremony
- Full boycott
It seems that no government leader currently favours a full boycott.
Why could not our leaders have all stated that they will seek a common European position and not comment further? But then, solidarity no longer seems to be a fundamental European value.Author : Stanley Crossick