The Spanish Presidency of the EU in 2010 - International Reports
The Spanish Presidency of the EU in 2010
Thomas Bernd Stehling
What Can We Expect from the First EU Presidency Under the Terms of the Lisbon Treaty?
Wounded by the most serious economic crisis since joining the European Union in 1986 and beset by the lowest approval ratings of any Spanish head of government since 1994, José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero takes up the reins of Spain’s EU presidency on January 1, 2010. What he wants from the six months before the tenure passes over to Belgium is above all to restore his reputation and regain respect from the voters at home.