Sustainable Prosperity for Europe

A deal for Greece, more work for the EU - Post-Summit Analysis

29 March 2010


The Spring European Council saw an end to the bitter divisions of recent weeks over how to respond to the Greek budget crisis, but reinforced impressions that the EU is going through a difficult transition period. This EPC analysis warns that the Union appears increasingly inward-looking and dominated by differing national agendas, and stresses the urgent need for the institutions created by the Lisbon Treaty to establish themselves as credible and effective players and raise the EU ‘game’ to a higher level.