Sarkozy played up the Mediterranean Union discussions as a triumph for
But it was clear who got their way when at the close of the summit, Commission President José Manuel Barroso seemed to go out of his way to stress that the MU would be a pan-European project.
Sarkozy’s press conference after the summit seemed to delusional in its assessment that
Of course all of this naval-gazing about the Meditteranean Union is of little interest to the British, and the BBC’s Mark Mardell provided an account of what was most on the Brit’s minds: the economy. He notes that at the summit Gordon Brown seemed determined to persuade his colleagues that a full-court press response to the coming troubles in the world financial system, with regulatory and supervisory actions designed to insulate