An ode to the Estonian EU Council presidency

Written by Indrek Tarand on 14 July 2017 in Opinion

The award for most creative response on the Estonian Council presidency goes to Indrek Tarand.

Indrek Tarand | Photo credit: European Parliament audiovisual

A Presidency that is rotating
is quite similar to blind dating.
You never know what to expect
and try to earn some respect.
Your table is packed with 'dossiers'
of which only some make sense.
As there are several bosses
the President's life is quite tense.
You may have the best preparation
and tremendous amount of goodwill;
yet you'll deal with British separation,
which makes everyone feel a bit ill...
However - soon it will be over
and Christmas season will start.
So gossip in Brussels will hover -
The Estonians are somewhat smart.


About the author

Indrek Tarand (Greens/EFA, EE) is a Vice-Chair of Parliament's budgetary control committee

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