Sunday, March 26, 2006

A political vacuum

We have been running this blog for nearly two years now, and following EU affairs for many more. And never in that whole time have we experienced such a dearth of news on EU issues – not even during the long summer holidays, when little activity is expected.

Given that the EU has just held its main European Council for the year, one would have thought that there would have been some follow-up in the Sundays, but nothing appears at the time of writing.

Even the Telegraph's David Rennie, on his own blog admits that the Council was an non-event, enlivened only by Chirac's grand sulk.

Clearly, there is a massive political vacuum at the heart of the EU, which bodes ill for the project. But that does not mean that it is no longer exercising its malign effect. Booker updates us on the organ saga, and we'll fill in the background detail later today.


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