Who speaks for Europe? Criticism of ‘shambolic’ process to fill key jobs

The Guardian
November 17, 2009

It has gone down in modern history as one of those famous quips never actually spoken – Henry Kissinger venting his exasperation with the arcane procedures of the EU by asking: “Who do I call when I want to speak to Europe?” The conundrum persisted, even if the story is apocryphal. But at a chateau outside Brussels last week, the octogenarian US statesman found an answer to the question he never asked.