19 Nov 2009

President Merkel names new managers

EU leaders have chosen the Belgian Prime Minister, Herman van Rompuy, to be the first permanent European Council President, foreign affairs supremo - has gone to Baroness Catherine Ashton from the UK.

Both are seen as consensual politicians with limited foreign policy experience.

18 Nov 2009

BBC - Today - Who will be EU president?

sorry I meant e.u. secretary

Thursday night's dinner party will be just that.... a party. A gathering of European latter day earls, barons and viscounts where in lavish style they will toast the appointment of a voice at the end of a phone when the rest of the world want to speak to europe.............The real president of europe is germany's angela merkel, good choice and her vice president is nicolas sarkozy. It all smacks of a bit of power sharing amoungst the middle aristocracy.....or maybe a upgrade of a German Politbüro.........the message from the people is clear....don't mess up.