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.