Yes, rejuvenated after lying on the beach sipping cocktails for a month with Mrs Erasmus, I’m back to walk the corridors of European power.
What has been going on in Brussels during my absence? Anything much?
Belgium hasn’t got its own government but still holds the presidency of the EU, attempts to bring in some sort of regulation in the financial sector look to have been successful and France has begun expelling groups of Roma people back to Hungary and Romania. Meanwhile, European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso is going all American and making the first European “State of the Union” address next week.
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