•17/09/2009Thank you Mr Obama
By abandoning the installation of the American anti-missile shield in the Czech Republic and in Poland Barack Obama has just shot down one of the symbols of unilateralism promoted by his predecessor.
This is not only because stirring up the existential dissatisfaction of a Russia which is less and...
•15/09/2009Europe makes its late entry into the 21st century
Nearly 10 years late the European Union has finally entered the 21st century.
From 2010 on nothing will ever be the same again.
We shall know on 2nd October, the day of the second Irish referendum whether there will be any new institutions.
It already has a new Parliament.
A new European...
•16/07/2009Presidency of the European Parliament : in honour of the past …
The election on 14th July of Pole Jerzy Buzek by 86% of the vote as President of the European Parliament was welcomed as an historic event.
The chairman of the first Solidarity congress in 1981, then Prime Minister of his country for four years is a man worthy of respect and is much...
•19/06/2009The European Council: the walk of the crab
How hard it is to make progress!
The European Union has become the battlefield of minor yet urgent national interests, the European Council meetings a place of bitter, technical negotiations.
It is hard to distinguish a long term vision of Europe in this and it is even more difficult to find...