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