TEPSA Brief: European Leadership

The events of January 2009 reveal a picture which could hardly be more confusing: Whereas in the United States Barack Obama’s inauguration as President of the United States of America seems to demonstrate the maximum leadership possible, the European Union is currently led by a Presidency which puts own national considerations first. Both the positions of the President of the Commission and the High Representative – which will be merged with the Commissioner for External Relations when the Treaty of Lisbon will come into force – are subject to their five-yearly revisions in 2009. Thus, where is European leadership heading?


TEPSA Brief 1/2009 discusses in this context the topic of European leadership.