The European Union has finally decided whom to send to Oslo to accept the Nobel Peace Prize: Jose-Manuel Barroso, Herman Van Rompuy, and Martin Schulz, representing the European Commission, the European Council, and the European Parliament, respectively. We’re not sure why Mario Draghi of the European Central Bank is not tagging along with his big bazooka; he could use the prize most of all.The Europeans have not decided who gets the prize money (perhaps a Greek charity?), nor who will give the acceptance speech. Perhaps the three will speak in turns determined by lottery, or else deliver the speech thrice in three different languages at the same time.But at Via Meadia we’re glad that Henry Kissinger’s question, whom to call when you need to speak to Europe, has finally been resolved—although you may need a conferencing feature on your phone to make it work. Still awaiting resolution, though is that important question: how many European presidents does it take to change a light bulb? Via Meadia awaits reader suggestions.
Whom Do You Call When You Need Europe?