About Simon Berlaymont
Simon Berlaymont is a pseudonym. The writer has extensive professional knowledge of the inner workings of the European Union.
Articles by Simon Berlaymont
Mandela: the global icon
The current affliction of the European Union offers a healthy reminder: don’t confuse the symptoms with the disease. The French and Dutch referenda precipitated the crisis, the rancorous Brussels summit that followed embittered it, the cacophonous point-scoring of national governments as the British presidency approaches on 1 July 2005 is reinforcing it.