It's often said that EU federalists have a habit of using any crisis as a wake-up call for the perceived need for 'more Europe' (think 9/11, the London and Madrid bombings, war in Georgia).
Perhaps it was only a matter of time before this logic was somehow applied even to the Mumbai terror attacks. The last sentence of the following quote says everything about this mentality.
According to El Pais, Spanish MEP Ignasi Guardans, returning from Mumbai yesterday, lamented the “lack of coordination” of the EU during the terror attacks in the city.
“Being a European citizen hasn’t been any use at all in Bombay, each member state helped its citizens in an independent way.”
He added, “There has to be a profound revision of Europe’s role in crisis situations. There are moments when Europe should prove it exists”.