The EU Response to Economic Crisis: Patchy and Divisive

EU Observer reports that some member states have started to complain about the EU’s patchy response to the economic crisis, especially its preponderance for organising summits with select invitees.

One such example was the meeting of European members of the Group of 20 leading nations. In order not to go too far, the participating countries did not issue a joint statement following the meeting.

Now it appears that the European Union’s eastern members are to hold their own separate mini-summit ahead of the emergency EU summit on 1 March in order to co-ordinate their approach to the crisis.

Let’s hope that this network of summits will rather enhance the work of the EU summit, than discourage decision-making.

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