Latest Issue

Brussels diary

There may soon be a new EU foreign policy supremo—but not if Javier Solana can help it. Plus, the EU leaders won't cut down on their use of cars, and Sarko starts a Club Med

By Manneken Pis   April 2008

Step aside, Solana

Speculation over who is to become the first president of the European council has obscured the emergence of the likely new foreign policy supremo of the EU, Massimo D’Alema. A former Italian prime minister and, until the Italian elections on 13th April, foreign minister, D’Alema covets the EU job and is confident that even if his opponent Silvio Berlusconi wins the election, he will have Rome’s backing for the EU post.

Having survived the Machiavellian world of Italian politics, D’Alema is well equipped for the snake pit that is EU foreign policy-making. His nationality stands him in…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to

More From Prospect