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Interestingly to the direct question Felipe replies
I don't want to fall to the temptation of [thinking] the past is always better When I was in the Europe one also heard that where were the Konrad Adenauer, this or that other...
but in the answer to a different question he really says there aren't even 5 European leaders able to set a common direction:
I don't pretend that all 27 go on the same path, that will not be possible, but I aspire that one day there will be a kernel of five or six political leaders able to coordinate with the Commission and with the European Council to set the pattern.

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jul 1st, 2008 at 05:06:04 AM EST
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