The Dull Man theory of history
A row about fiscal policy has far more than just numbers at stake. The "dull men and women" of the EU’s finance ministries are holding the bloc’s fate in their hands. The Economist explores how debates surrounding the EU’s Stability and Growth Pact, which regulates the union's governmental finances, will reveal where the power in the EU truly lies and whether the continent can keep up with other big players worldwide.
From The Economist