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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 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.
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.
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.
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.