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The View from Brussels

The European Council Meeting 11. and 12. December has overshadowed everything else worth reporting from Brussels. It was the most complex EC Meeting ever, with three very difficult subjects on the agenda: the future of the Lisbon Treaty, the economic recovery package and the climate package. On all three counts, the French Presidency has been… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

Geir Haarde, the Icelandic Prime Minister has constituted a commission to examine the possibilities for EU membership. His Independence Party will consult on membership as soon as January 2009. This development comes in the wake of the collapse of the Icelandic banking system, which has profoundly shaken the country. A formal request for membership would… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein