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Everyone agrees that the European Union must get its act together. The wrangling over the next EU-US summit shows that the EU won’t get it’s act together until the egotism of Member State leaders is brought under control. Now it’s the turn of Spain, the current EU Presidency, which insists on hosting the summit and,… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick

EU leadership deficit

We have a surfeit of leaders in the European Union (to borrow a phrase from The Economist’s Charlemagne) but a deficit of leadership. Barack Obama had recently to share the press briefing, following an uninspiring EU-US Summit in Prague on 5 April, with no less than the President of the Commission and the Prime Ministers… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick