The EU's Mr. Magoo impression at the UN

The Europen Union in mid-September suffered what one European diplomat described on condition of anonymity as an "embarrassing" defeat when a United Nations General Assembly resolution to give the bloc most of the rights enjoyed by fully-fledged UN members was defeated after a majority of states voted to delay debate on the subject.

Leigh Phillips
Published: Wednesday, 10/13/2010 12:00 am EDT

The Europen Union in mid-September suffered what one European diplomat described on condition of anonymity as an "embarrassing" defeat when a United Nations General Assembly resolution to give the bloc most of the rights enjoyed by fully-fledged UN members was defeated after a majority of states voted to delay debate on the subject.

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