Europe in the World

United we stand - for now - Post-Summit Analysis

23 March 2009

Commission President José Manuel Barroso described the 19-20 March European Council as a “Summit of delivery”, sending a “message of confidence and solidarity” both inside and outside the Union. This EPC analysis concludes that the Summit did succeed in shaping and showing a united EU front on all the main issues on the agenda, and agreeing on a series of concrete coordinated steps – no mean achievement in light of the tensions in the run-up to the meeting.

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Programme Team

Head of Europe in the World programme and Senior Fellow

Giovanni Grevi

Researcher in EU energy and climate policy, Institute of European Studies, Free University of Brussels

Marco Giuli

Senior Policy Analysts

Paul Ivan
Amanda Paul

Junior Policy Analyst

Ivano di Carlo

Programme Assistant

Marco Zeiss