European Foreign Policy: Faces for Europe

The British television pop contest the X Factor has audiences hooked each weekend as it chooses a new act to try for a Christmas hit. At the same time, Europe has been running a political talent contest, searching for two faces to put fizz into its foreign policy. Both contests have been nail-biting. The holders of the new European jobs find themselves not in a streamlined system as the new front men for Europe, but caught in fresh complexity. Delivering a hit will be hard.

The World Today Published 1 December 2009 Updated 14 October 2020 3 minute READ

Subscribe to read all issues

Articles from the current issue are free to read by all, the archive is exclusive to magazine subscribers and our members. Subscribe or become a member to view articles from the archive.