In implementing the Lisbon Treaty, the European External Action Service, a sort of EU foreign ministry, will be officially inaugurated on Dec. 1. Some 1,150 staff is to be based in the EEAS headquarters in Brussels. “What strengthens the European Union strengthens all European citizens and member states,” stated Guy Verhofstadt, leader of the liberal ALDE group in the European Parliament, and he was right – the EU can be some power on the global stage only by standing united. Unfortunately, the European Parliament failed to secure quotas for the geographical background ...
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