When Secretary of State Clinton and all the NATO foreign and defense ministers convene in Brussels today, they will have one issue topping their agenda: the tumultuous, fragile situation in Afghanistan. With the deadline to withdraw from Afghanistan fast approaching, the enigma of finding a lasting solution has become even more perplexing.
There are many questions and much political and social discontent to come as the EU struggles to emerge from this crisis in any positive way. Europe's leaders will need a lot more energy and some much bigger and better ideas on growth - and on the EU's role in the world - if future summits are to convince anyone that Europe is rebounding rather than staggering on.
David Cameron will tell Europe today that it must be "bolder" if it is to shake off its economic woes. The Prime Minister will urge the European Un...
At a Commons debate ahead of the European Council meeting, one Eurosceptic MP suggested that negotiating within the EU was like the deals that the British pre-war prime minister Neville Chamberlain did with Hitler.