A Union with one voice?

The Lisbon treaty was supposed to clarify who speaks for the EU in international negotiations, but that is proving difficult.

The Copenhagen climate conference in December was a disappointment to the European Union. But would the outcome have been different if Angela Merkel, Nicolas Sarkozy, Gordon Brown and other leaders had stayed at home? What if one person had spoken for the EU, rather than a multitude of presidents and prime ministers.

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