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Europe’s absurd foreign policy

No one said it was going to be easy, but forging Europe’s common foreign policy is really proving to be one hell of job, with much muttering in the corridors about confusion, duplication and sheer bloody-minded national interest. It was great news that Javier Solana, the High Representative of the Council of Ministers, was able to play his modest role at the Sharm al-Sheikh summit, trying in vain to stop the middle east sliding into war. But what a shame that the genial Spaniard was only there because Jacques Chirac’s pro-Arab grandstanding made the French president…

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