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After victory in Kosovo, the big countries carve up the important foreign and security jobs among themselves.

By Manneken Pis   July 1999

After the victory, the horse-trading…

Cologne should have been a marvellous summit, with EU leaders celebrating the first collective victory the European tribes can boast since they destroyed the Roman Empire. For the Germans, it was the first successful military venture since the Franco-Prussian war of 1871. What better time to pick the new Monsieur PESC and his number two, the Don Quixote and Sancho Panza supposed to run the EU’s vaunted new Common Foreign and Security Policy? (The French acronym explains the PESC. Some of us prefer the German acronym, GASP, so we can call the two men Big…

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