Belgium Prime Minister Picked as European President
by Stephen Castle
International Herald Tribune, 19 November 2009
Ce soir, je me sens si triste. Terriblement triste. Not that i’m against Mr Van Rompuy. I’m just sad that the EU is not ready to assume its political role and name a big figure of the international stage.
“After an eight-year battle to rewrite its internal rules, the choice of two relative unknowns seemed to highlight Europe’s problems instead of its readiness to take a more united and forceful place in world affairs.”
See Jean Quatremer’s piece on his blog (see on the right). Jean’s even quoted at theend of this IHT piece 😉 Oui, Jean, ‘habemus papam’…