- The EU managed to avoid public spats at its 60th anniversary summit in Rome
- The bloc’s leaders contributed little to the internal debate on long-term strategy
- Worrying hints in the summit declaration point to a multi-speed, centralized Europe
Not all member states and institutions of the European Union were thrilled about Matteo Renzi’s idea – back while he was still prime minister of Italy – to hold a special summit to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome. Last week’s celebration of the EU’s founding documents would have been spoiled had one family member – the United Kingdom – shown up with her divorce papers. But Theresa May’s travel plans were not the only worry. Younger family members were also acting up.