Monday, February 06, 2012

...and EU CSFP High rep Ashton bashing goes on...

"...Perhaps the most comprehensive demolition came today from Stefan Lehne, a former senior Austrian diplomat who worked for Mrs Ashton’s predecessor, Javier Solana.

His analysis, "More Action, Better Service: How to Strengthen the European External Action Service" (PDFhere) is phrased diplomatically, as one might expect, but its exposition of the weakness of the EEAS is more devastating for the sober tone in which it is delivered. In some ways, he concludes, the situation is worse today than it was under the previous system of fragmented roles...."

"... we should consider the Berlusconi option: like Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy, the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany could just smirk at each other, and let the world know that Lady Ashton has lost their confidence.

If she stepped down, you could then appoint someone with a good contacts book and a degree of magnetism, or at least some confidence. Then, perhaps, the EEAS might have a chance of doing something useful."

http://www.economist.com/blogs/charlemagne/2012/02/european-foreign-policy?fsrc=gn_ep

maybe someone has an idea who could be this magnetic personality??

stay tuned!

farmer

4 comments:

Justasheep7 said...

All while unemployment remains at all time highs for the EU - especialy among young adults. Am I the only one that sees this as a startling parallel between the EU and the Weimar Republic?

Anonymous said...

Kosovo and Serbia: A little goodwill could go a long way

Published 03 February 2012


A violent standoff in northern Kosovo risks halting its fragile dialogue with Serbia, and the latter's EU candidacy process, says the International Crisis Group...

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Crisis Group's Board of Trustees

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Javier Solana
Former EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, NATO Secretary-General and Foreign Affairs Minister of Spain

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Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

P.S.

http://www.euractiv.com/general/kosovo-serbia-little-goodwill-go-long-way-analysis-510576

or

http://tinyurl.com/7ead5ah

and

http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/about/board.aspx

or

http://tinyurl.com/5tc4opd

björn (farmer) said...

! thanks !