The ‘Roadmap’ conference (see yesterday’s post) continued today, starting with a sober keynote speech from European Commissioner with responsibility for Economic and Monetary Affairs, Olli Rehn. Though, he opined, the Lisbon Strategy was in many ways better than its reputation, the new EU 2020 Strategy’s concentration on five key targets would better concentrate minds and make it impossible for the Union to evade its collective responsibility. The worst of the crisis was now over, but unemployment remained high. The choice was now ours, he argued. Either we take concerted action and make sure that we stick to it or there is otherwise a very real risk of ‘a lost decade’. (A phrase used also by Maros Sefcovic.)