Praise be to EU summits. You’ll miss them when they’re gone
EUobserver, 7 November 2011- The EU has always liked summits. Summits helped create it, and have been the medium through which it has evolved. Summits have always been how the Union resolved its problems – let them fester for a while, generate a bit of theatre, and then bring together political leaders to thrash out a deal to save the day.