Commissioner Julian King held one of the regular private drinks he has every couple of months with UK journalists and certain Berlaymont personalities including a few members of cabinet – particularly those working on security.

Though the invitation went out in British spelling, the event – described as ‘informal drinks’ by the European Commission, coincided with the US Independence Day – the 4th of July. Kassandra hears that the King’s team went all out in celebration, even printing an A4 US flag (we are not aware whether it was in colour or color or just black and white).

According to the European Commisison, King raised a glass to all the Europeans who played a role in the history of US independence.

For conspiracists, King was also spotted at the US 4th of July reception held at the Wilcher’s Steigenberger.