Lisbon - Arrival delayed

Arrival delayed

Opinion piece (The Parliament Magazine)
Alasdair Murray
22 March 2004

The fact that the EU is not going to meet all its targets should not lead commentators to condemn the whole Lisbon programme, writes Alasdair Murray. At the Lisbon summit in the spring of 2000, EU leaders signed up to an ambitious economic reform programme that is designed to close the economic gap with the United States.