Blame game on after collapse of EU summit

  • 2003-12-18
  • By Jitendra Joshi, AFP
BRUSSELS - The blame game was in full swing this week as acrimony engulfed Europe following the collapse of a weekend summit without a deal on a historic constitution for the EU.Various villains were put forward for casting - Poland and Spain on one side, France and Germany on the other, and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for his handling of the summit.The keynote of the reactions across Europe was regret that the EU had blown a chance to get its house in order ahead of its biggest expansion yet, with 10 more countries due to join the 15-nation bloc next May."It seems to be a re...
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