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Belgium's Michel, France's Hollande, EU diplomacy chief Mogherini and Germany's Merkel. Europe’s leaders have failed to implement effective strategies. (Photo: Consillium)

The never-ending crisis of European leadership

Here we go again. Just when we might have thought global financial markets were starting to simmer down, investors are now worried that policymakers may stoke the fire yet again.

The European Central Bank (ECB) met on Thursday (10 March) and, as many market watchers expected, it announced more interest rate cuts and additional asset purchases.

While Europe has carried out a number of impressive reforms since the outbreak of the ...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Belgium's Michel, France's Hollande, EU diplomacy chief Mogherini and Germany's Merkel. Europe’s leaders have failed to implement effective strategies. (Photo: Consillium)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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