During a retrospect of how the EU has accommodated to financial adversities since 2008, a commentator says that "in terms of _______, nothing has changed", implying that those in charge, at least when it comes to financial matters, have pretty much remained the same.

My first thought was "faces", but my uncertainty eventually prevailed.

Now I'm thinking "figures", perhaps, as in "public figure", "persons", as in, say, the legal definition of a "natural person", or "personages" (which sounds quite nice, though I've never really used it...)


  • "in terms of leadership". I would use this term.
    – user140086
    Dec 1, 2016 at 10:54
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    @Rathony Hmm... he's mostly referring to technocratic positions (finance ministers at most), however, not such evident "leaders" as presidents, prime ministers and the like...
    – m.a.a.
    Dec 1, 2016 at 11:01
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    If I was looking for a general way to refer to a group of people in an organisation, I would use personnel.
    – JonLarby
    Dec 1, 2016 at 12:29


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