UK blocks EU at UN

(BRUSSELS2) The United Kingdom, furious at seeing the role of the European Union recognized, has decided to block the “machine” for European declarations, as reported by the British daily The Guardian, today.

Between William Hague and Catherine Ashton, it's a bit of tough love (credit: Th. Monasse)

British diplomats posted in New York (or in other UN bodies) thus blocked no less than 70 statements that the European Union was to make in various UN committees, on subjects as varied as human rights rights, terrorism, disarmament or the economy. " On instructions from Prime Minister David Cameron and Foreign Secretary William Hague “say our British colleagues. A persistent blockage for several weeks already, as confirmed to me by a foreign affairs specialist working in the European institutions.

Object of British fury: the statements are made in the name of the European Union and not of the EU and its member states, so what do they think, it concerns mixed matters. In doing so, they come to nullify the recent progress obtained by the European diplomatic service at the UN to see its rank raised in the international bodies of the United Nations.

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Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).