I was going to do a post lamenting the failure of today’s high-level European Union summit to produce an agreement on the next steps forward, but it’s honestly too depressing. Let’s just say that the way the pros do this is that the staff negotiate a deal and then you convene the heads of government for a summit. Convening the summit and then producing no deal bums people out.
So instead how about a funnier story? Apparently the Transportation Minister of Vietnam has issued a new directive banning officials from playing golf. They say that “staff spending too much time playing golf” has contributed to public sector mismanagement and a slow pace of work. Under the new rules, golf will be strictly banned even on weekends and holidays.