Monday 25 September 2017

Hard decisions needed to stop this runaway train

Alison O'Connor

You don't need a degree in economics -- in fact you don't even need to be numerate -- to realise that the European Union is making a dog's dinner of the economic crisis.

Ignore the financial elements for a moment, if you will, and instead examine the politics, the human relations, the power plays and the general disarray involved here. None of it is looking good. The EU is facing a major test and it is failing it miserably.

The union's leaders appear to be rolling up in Brussels for top-level meetings every second week. Summit after summit is called where we are promised a major breakthrough.

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