Saturday, January 5, 2008

What is in store for Europe in 2008

BY MN HEBBAR (View from Europe)5 January 2008
With the New Year beginning, EU leaders will work to ratify the treaty through cosy parliamentary votes, avoiding inconvenient referendums, so that it can come into force in time for European Parliament elections in 2009. The treaty boosts the role of the EU’s “high representative” and creates the new post of a EU president, elected by national governments to represent them abroad and chair EU summits. The power play in filling these two posts will be intense in the coming year.
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