Not a single spokesperson could be heard advocating the merits of the EU, or the massive achievements enacted from the European civil service, a service which remains tiny, effective and efficient by comparison with the lumbering mammoths found in many of Europe's capitals.
The problem with talking to yourself is that nobody else listens. The European Union must stop talking about democratic deficits and consider the consequences of its own public relations deficiencies.
Score Card: 3 / 10. Could do better Snr Barroso.