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One of the most devastating quotes about the EU is a rhetorical question Henry Kissinger allegedly asked when he was US secretary of state: “Who do I call when I want to speak to Europe?” There are too many possible answers for the bloc to be credible, he implied. How awkward that the EU has since kept adding more.

By one count, the EU now has 10 “presidents”, possibly 11, depending on how you classify its various institutions. That’s not including the 27 leaders of the member states — except whichever of them is currently holding the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU...

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