The regular meeting of world leaders at summits has become more and more prevalent. They usually jet off to a beautiful place and talk to each other in luxurious surroundings. Perhaps the increasing frequency with which they meet is a good thing. “Jaw jaw is better than war war”. However it seems to me that if you summarise the discussions of any summit in a few words, it makes you wonder what the purpose of the meeting was.
“World leaders meeting at a G20 summit in Mexico have urged Europe to take all necessary measures to overcome the Eurozone debt crisis” was the headline of the latest summit in Los Cabos in México. It is a statement of the problem but does not help with the solution. What measures are necessary to overcome the Eurozone debt crisis? I am sure that every Eurozone nation and many outside the Eurozone would love to know.