What He Said05 Feb 2003
I'm feeling a bit under the weather, so I'll just point again to Ralf Goergens (who must be very happy about the SPD's recent defeat, since he's been writing a lot lately :-). He explains why that despite Franco-German unilaterialism and the Aznar letter, the EU isn't going to be weakened by the Iraq issue. Because subsidizing cows is too important to be left to politics.
He's also right that the US tends to take the EU much too seriously. Let me try to explain... the EU is just like NAFTA, except with a parliament. And a flag. And a hymn. A very good hymn, I might add, and composed without any EU subsidy at all.