As always before an EU summit (European Council), the leaders are gathering today, 09 March, in mini summits, by political families. The major ones are the EPP (Christian Democrats) and the Socialists.

The first, the EPP leaders, the likes of Merkel, Juncker and Rajoy, are gathering today in Brussels in the strange absence of the Romanian president Klaus Iohannis.

The EPP engine remains the most powerful political machine inside the EU institutions. It was the EPP that, for instance, was t...

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