van Rompuy

Van Rompuy’s Voicemail

Sometimes we Europeans are really good at not liking ourselves. Full of self-critical enthusiasm, we have, for decades, been obsessed with the snide remark by Henry Kissinger that Europe has no single telephone number. Well, under the rules of the Lisbon Treaty a few new broadband lines have now been installed for Barack Obama or Hu Jintao to use around-the-clock, 24/7…but some would prefer to stick with self-deprecation.