Inside Europe: EU still stresses talk rather than action

International Herald Tribune
April 7, 2008

Outside the hotel where the European Union foreign ministers stayed in the Slovenian lakeside resort of Bled for their semiannual brainstorming session, a poster advertised an exhibition of “Naïve Art.” It might have been a metaphor for the EU’s well-meaning but often largely declaratory foreign policy and the way it is formulated and implemented
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