None seemed to mind that their timetable suffered a readjustment to allow Zapatero time to finish off the bull, to allow Rutte to tie his bicycle to a tree and to give Brian Cowen time to have a pint. Berlusconi did his best Whitney Houston impression by arriving ridiculously late and leaving everyone wondering if he would arrive at all, while punctual Merkel probably sat in a huge meeting hall, twiddling her thumbs and occasionally checking her watch.
Catherine Ashton, External Action Service
Brian Cowen, Taoiseach, Ireland
José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Spain
Sarkozy, French President