Exit Prague, enter Stockholm The EU Presidency Is Too Big for Small Nations

The Czech Republic proved that small EU states are not up to running the EU Council Presidency. Leadership on such a scale is simply beyond their means. Nevertheless, Sweden hopes to see the Lisbon Treaty ratified. Then it wants to lay the foundations for a real European foreign policy.
Von Ulrike Guérot
Ulrike Guérot is head of the Berlin Office of the European Council on Foreign Relations.