Not if we can help it, pal. Belgian Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy accepted the first permanent presidency of the EU with these mad words:
“We’re living through exceptionally difficult times – the financial crisis and its dramatic impact on employment and budgets, the climate crisis which threatens our very survival, a period of anxiety, uncertainty and lack of confidence. Yet these problems can be overcome through a joint effort between our countries. 2009 is also the first year of global governance with the establishment of the G20 in the middle of the financial crisis. The climate conference in Copenhagen is another step toward the global management of our planet.”
Might want to hedge on that Copenhagen stuff. The fearmongering is looking a bit desperate. Just sayin’.