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International Law Observer

Different presidency – Same success?

Starting today, Portugal will take over the presidency in the EU Council (see: presidency website). This is reason enough to take a look back on the achievements of the past 6 month under the German presidency. One has to acknowledge that the presidency did indeed accomplish to strengthen the EU’s transparency and to promote the image of the union with its people; according to a recent poll of the Eurobarometer, 57% of EU citizens think their country’s EU membership is a good thing. This is a 10 year high and – if the numbers are in fact a true image…