The leadership vacuum and the paralysis in decision making has reached the stage where we need radical change as soon as possible. Many are coming round to the view that the EU needs a figurehead, someone at the top with power to bang heads together in Council.
It’s the core functions of Van Rompuy’s job, with more ‘muscle’, plus a role in communicating to the half a billion Europeans, what is being done in their name and why. They must also be able to inspire.
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