Who's in Charge Here, Anyway?

Sometimes the E.U. seems like a union of two. last week, for instance, French President Jacques Chirac and German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder left other members of the European Union out in the cold when they topped a meal at the Elysée Palace with a deal that could shape the Union for decades to come. They proposed an unwieldy double presidency as a way to make the E.U. more democratically legitimate, transparent and efficient. This is not the first time that the holder of the six-month rotating presidency of the European Council, currently Greece, looked on from the peanut gallery as the...

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