The Irish Presidency

Over on Crooked Timber, Maria Farrell has some thoughts on the coming Irish EU Presidency and why the presidencies of small countries seem to get more achieved than those of the large countries. (She’s following on from this FT article)

The whole post is well-worth reading and I heartily recommend it, but she ends with an interesting point that I think is worth repeating here:

And let?s not forget, that as of 1st May next year, small countries will be in the majority of EU member states. We?re loud, we?re proud, and we?re here to stay?