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EU leaders have chosen the Belgian Prime Minister, Herman van Rompuy, to be the first permanent European Council President.
The other top job created by the Lisbon Treaty - foreign affairs supremo - will go to the EU Trade Commissioner, Baroness Catherine Ashton from the UK.
Both are seen as low-key consensual politicians.
Originally posted by ThraexX
reply to post by Laurauk
Blair never had a chance, It was or the Belgium Prime, or the dutch prime-minister Balkenende. (but who the hek want's mister Harry Potter to be the Eu's president??)
One step closer towart's nwo, did we Europeans had any vote on this?? nope. one big semi-democratie.
And so it begins, an unelected president of the EU, has come into being.
Originally posted by muse7
What kind of power does the EU President have?
Originally posted by -Rugged Shark-
Balkenende never stood a chance, he was pro the iraq war and was PM when Holland voted no to the EU constitution. Therefore his chances were reduced to 0.
Van Rompuy is just a grey mouse, he's only been PM of Belgium for a year. He's an obedient guy. He's definitely not the type of leader that Europe needs.