Regina O'Connor: Kenny and Noonan must learn to play Brussels game
Enda Kenny talks with Nicolas Sarkozy and Eurogroup chairman Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels this month.
MANY of us are given to believe that EU powers to legislate fall from the desk of faceless Brussels bureaucrats. The reality behind closed doors is a different story.
Behind each move to share powers to legislate among the 27 member states are negotiations and horse-trading -- sometimes over years -- with member states jockeying to put their national interest first.