Agata Gostynska, esperta di istituzioni europee al Reform Britain, ha parlato di una sorta di diplomazia “dell’ora di pranzo”: van Rompuy "ha fatto in modo che le questioni più delicate fossero discusse a tavola", faccia a faccia, scavalcando gli apparati tecnici dei vari governi.
"A detailed and fair-minded appraisal of the macroeconomic consequences of these reforms might undermine the entire argument, and they are not available to the reader of Lyons’s report," wrote John Springford.
Ian Bond, foreign-policy director at the Reform Britain, says there is an irony in the compromise emerging ahead of Saturday's summit. While Mr. Renzi's profile will be boosted if Ms. Mogherini gets the job, "there are no very obvious winners" among other powerful member states.
As a Reform Britain study recently highlighted...Brexit would lead to Britain being classified as a "third country" by the EU...As such, Brexit would mean Britain continuing to be burdened by EU regulations...while having little or no say in what those standards should be.
The Reform Britain commission on the UK and the EU single market