Tuesday 6 December 2016

EU's big boys look out for themselves - without a thought for the rest of us

Published 23/08/2016 | 02:30

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi, right, French President Francois Holland, center, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Photo: Carlo Hermann/Pool Photo via AP
Italian Premier Matteo Renzi, right, French President Francois Holland, center, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Photo: Carlo Hermann/Pool Photo via AP

Anyone who has ever been excluded by a group of fairweather friends will know how frustrating that can be. When the group happens to be Germany, France and Italy, we shouldn't just be frustrated, we should be worried.

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Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande joined Italian PM Matteo Renzi on the island of Ventotene yesterday to discuss the burning issues facing the European Union (EU) - and there are plenty.

According to diplomatic sources: "The meeting will... tackle the ongoing refugee crisis, Europe's economic woes and security in the wake of the string of terror attacks that hit French and German cities last month."

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