The EU Chooses Continuity

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A couple quick thoughts on the “unknowns” named yesterday to the new Lisbon-created EU positions. To begin with, despite all the talk the last few months about the “EU president,” it’s clear that the EU heads of state decided to stick with the language of the treaty and name a president of the European Council. The same holds true for the post referred to as the EU foreign minister, but whose official title is EU high representative for common foreign and security policy. Both of the appointees, Belgian Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy as EU president and Britain’s EU Trade […]

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