Thursday, March 13, 2008

Miliband on Europe

British foreign secretary David Miliband has given an interview on Europe to La Tribune. He says that Europe is now in a position to shift its priorities from inward-looking (the construction of the Union itself) to outward-looking. He ranks the new priorities in the following order: the terrorist threat, climate change, immigration, and global trade. This is interesting both for the choice of issues and the order in which they are ranked. I am surprised, in the light of the current crisis, that tighter regulation of international credit is not among Miliband's priorities. What would his father Ralph Miliband, the influential socialist theorist, have thought?

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