ONE of them has very recently seen two of his closest political allies convicted in the courts for misuse of public money. Another has lost the trust of the public in his country and faces strong opposition to some of his policies from members of his own party. A third only very narrowly won the last election and would probably lose if another were held tomorrow. Yet these men were described as the Big Three of the European Union when they met in Berlin on Wednesday and many of their colleagues throughout the EU expressed fears that their meeting would result in the imposition of trilaterally agreed policies on other member states.
THE ODD TRIO