Posted tagged ‘European Parliament’

“Europe Won’t Compromise” … ??

March 31, 2009

A nice event at the European Parliament results in some good promises from EU officials that Europe “won’t compromise” on Durban II. (See report.) The promise that Europe will withdraw if red lines are crossed is not new. But: (1) When? and (2) Is the reaffirmation of the 2001 Durban Declaration one of those red lines?

In Washington, there’s not much surprise that Europe remains fully engaged with the process. The Russian re-draft seems to have been cleverly designed to eliminate the most noxious language and allowing Europe to stay in the game.


German MEP Calls for EU Withdrawal

March 8, 2009

Alexander Lambsdorff, chair of the European Parliament’s Working Group on EU-UN Relations, calls for Europe to┬ápull out in an op-ed in today’s IHT.