Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Old Europe slides further
"When I heard one after the other, all the new [East European] member states -- each poorer than the other -- say that in the interest of an agreement they would be ready to renounce part of the money they are due, I was ashamed," Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourg's prime minister and the departing European Union president, told journalists after talks collapsed... [NY Times]