Tuesday, 16 November 2010

The EU soft power

Finland´s europhile foreign minister Alexander Stubb recently defined EU´s soft power in a speech in London:

Speak softly and carry a big carrot

This definition is very much to the point - China, Russia and and most third world countries are pleased to see a stickless Europe. They all warmly welcome the heaps of carrots (e.g. aid for "mitigation of climate change") provided by EU tax payers .....

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