“If you want government to intervene domestically, you’re a liberal. If you want government to intervene overseas, you’re conservative. If you want government to intervene everywhere, you’re a moderate. If you don’t want government to intervene anywhere, you’re an extremist.”
“Politicians never accuse you of ‘greed’ for wanting other people’s money – only for wanting to keep your own money.”
Dan, did you ever take this further? I have no idea just how many staff and demrttpenas in the end got transferred to the EEAS. In addition, I have no idea what happened to those who didn’t get transferred. Nor do I know much about relations between those who left and those who stayed. Not, of course, that the people involved are the interesting point. The main issue, surely, is whether we can draw conclusions about the normative issues involved. What kind of diplomacy will the EEAS be? Does a strong EEAS lead necessarily to an (over) strong EU in world affairs? What are the conclusions your earlier pieces led to?