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Belgian PM named as EU president

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posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 02:07 PM
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Belgian PM named as EU president


news.bbc.co.uk

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.

(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 02:07 PM
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And so it begins, an unelected president of the EU, has come into being.

What I find funny, so much for Blair getting the job, thank god he did not get it.

But once again the UK plus the E.U. has to put up with an unelecte body, legislating laws and ruling over us.

Big Nail in the coffin for the electorate.

Role of the EU President

Chosen by 27 member states by qualified majority vote - Heads of state, i,e, ministers not the voters.

Two-and-a-half-year term

Can be re-elected once, once again the electorate does not have a say, the heads of the countries are the ones whom vote.


Chairs EU summits


Drives forward the work of EU Council of Ministers


Facilitates cohesion and consensus


Represents the EU on the world stage



news.bbc.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)



[edit on 19-11-2009 by Laurauk]



posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 02:19 PM
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Need to do some digging on this guy...! Was sure "Blood on his hands" Blair would get it, him being a Rothschild puppet on a string.



posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 02:23 PM
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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.



posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 02:30 PM
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So the european president is just like american president, just the public figurehead of the european system.

Will be interesting where that goes.



posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 02:34 PM
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Well, now that the particular selection has been made, maybe some of our members could enlighten us on what to expect from this 'leader' selected by 'leaders.'

It will be interesting to see just what real influence and impact such positions carry. Not terribly surprised that royalty and elites are the only "candidates" and the only "voters."

Rhodes must be popping the champagne in his grave.

[edit on 19-11-2009 by Maxmars]



posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 02:39 PM
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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.



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.



posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 02:40 PM
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Good lord I cant, have never heard of the belgian eu president until now lol. as for the foreign affairs supremo, lady ashdon, well put it this way she will not rock the boat as they say, she is in on the inner circles so to speak. Oh and yeah she is fromthe UK, one of browns cronies.



posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 02:44 PM
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And so it begins, an unelected president of the EU, has come into being.

There has been an EU president for a while now. The only difference between now and before was that now the term is two years instead of six months and the office has more power.



posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 02:46 PM
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I meant officially, the eu president who has been in office before tonights announcement, was not official, there is a difference between the two!


[edit on 19-11-2009 by Laurauk]



posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 02:46 PM
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What kind of power does the EU President have?



posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 02:48 PM
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What do you mean by it wasn't official before? They still had duties in the EU.

Can I be the unofficial president of the United States?

[edit on 11/19/2009 by octotom]



posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 02:49 PM
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Originally posted by muse7
What kind of power does the EU President have?


Looks just like a figurehead, like the american post to me, and also it was noted in the bbc video too. They actually came out and said he would just be a figurehead, lol.

As long as we do not have war like presidents like america, i am ok with it all, its going to happen, if anyone wanted to stop the eu, your 60 years too late.



posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 02:49 PM
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Here is a link, you can read what his so called powers will be!

EU Presidents Powers

It compares the Role of the EU Presient to the role of the US President.



posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 02:49 PM
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Here is a video on the BBC's website that explains what these two positions will do:

news.bbc.co.uk...



posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 02:49 PM
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What they need to do is to bring back the good old times of proper monarchy. Kings these days are impotent poster boys. Proper monarchy and all who disagree can move to siperia or something



posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 02:51 PM
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It was not official in the context, where he will be the one who represents the countries of the EU. Until now it was the PM's heads of state of each member country, who met other leaders of the world. Now that the EU President has been officially named, he will be represent not only the EU, but E.U. member states also.



posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 02:54 PM
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Okay. I understand where you're coming from now. Thanks for clearing it up.



posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 03:01 PM
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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.


Well our propaganda machine stated there was a verry good change, but your probably right. I sayd in advance that it would have been weird idd. We voted flatout NO tot the constitution.

Let's waight and see hou this "grey mouse" takes up his new job.

regards,



posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 03:02 PM
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Trace his bloodline and your in for a shock




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