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Blair wants EU to take on British Foreign Affairs

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posted on Mar, 8 2009 @ 01:10 AM
Blair wants EU to take on British foreign affairs, says German ambassador

Thi s is London

Tony Blair is set to back plans for a powerful new EU foreign minister to represent Britain's interests abroad, it has been claimed.

A senior German official said it was time for Europe to "get its act together" by agreeing to create the massively influential post that would effectively limit the powers of national foreign ministers.

His comments will fuel fears that Germany is trying to revive the discredited EU constitution by the back door during its six months presidency of the EU.

And this is who Blair has in mind...non other that the EU heavyweight Javier Solana.

And he called for Javier Solana, the EU's current "High Representative" on foreign affairs, to be put in charge of European foreign policy as a formal foreign minister.

If Javier Solana's name is not familiar to you...he was recently seen with the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, during her trip to Brussels.

Hillary Clinton came to Brussels on a mission: to show Europe that the days of America thinking it is bigger, better, brighter than everywhere else were over. recent

Here read transcripts from a not so recent Meeting between then President Bill Clinton and Solana back in 1999

And meanwhile...David Cameron is expected to oppose.

And it is sure to be opposed by Tory leader David Cameron, who spoke out in Brussels against further centralisation of EU powers and the prospect of introducing key elements of the constitution - such as the common foreign minister plan - without the democratic support of voters.

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[edit on 8-3-2009 by burntheships]

posted on Mar, 8 2009 @ 05:54 AM
It's not 'Blair wants', this has been on the works for years now, since the fiasco of the Yugoslavian civil war, and more recently since the nonsense about the US occupation of Iraq. It has been widely discussed , and the intention is to allow Europe to avoid the usual bickering and to have a coordinated response to international events. It was also intended to avoid some countries selling their support to the US in exchange for military or economical assistance , or even the pardon of WW2 debts...

It will never happen since the Europeans cannot come to terms with each other.

posted on Mar, 8 2009 @ 12:34 PM
IMO I think we will see a consolodation. As the worldwide economic crisis deepens, and foreign policy becomes further strained, it will become more accepted.

Germany's ambassador to the UK, Wolfgang Ischinger, spoke warmly of the idea of an EU foreign affairs supremo, a role that would go to a full-time unelected Brussels figure who would strut the world stage at taxpayers' expense to present a "harmonised" foreign policy on behalf of the 27-member club.
Mr Ischinger confidently expressed his belief that Mr Blair secretly supports the plan - which critics warn is a major step towards a European superstate.
He claimed that other world powers could not "understand" why the EU had so many representatives on foreign affairs.

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