The gain with Spain

January 11, 2010

Mark Twain, the author of “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, is credited with having said “history may not repeat itself, but it rhymes a lot”. Twain’s aphorism has particular resonance now, with Spain occupying the EU’s rotating presidency, for it was 15 years ago, during an earlier Spanish EU presidency, that the US and the EU signed the New Transatlantic Agenda (NTA), the most ambitious programme for US-European co-operation to date.