Thursday, October 9, 2008
What about the leaders of the other 23 countries making up the EU,
things are happening so fast perhaps we need to reflect on what really happened. On Saturday, President Sarkozy invited Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of Italy and Gordon Brown to Paris for an 'emergency summit' to discuss the crisis. 'It is of the essence,' said Mr Sarkozy, 'that Europe should exist and respond with one voice.' This, in itself, was odd enough. Why were only these four governments represented - along with the president of the European Central Bank, the man in charge of the euro? What about the leaders of the other 23 countries making up the EU, many of whom were deeply disturbed at being excluded from this cosy get-together?