Saturday, 1 May 2010

The EU's "Wise Men" Report

With a 9 May deadline fast approaching for the EU's 'group of wise men' to submit its report on the challenges facing Europe until 2030, EurActiv has gained an insight into the team's secretive work over the past 18 months.

After an initial period of hesitation over how to communicate, Felipe González, chair of the 'wise men group', told his team that he had chosen "privacy, not secrecy" as a working method.

In practice, little information – if any – has emerged from the 15 meetings the group has held since its launch in October 2008. In the meantime, González himself has made very few comments and rejected all interview requests.



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