Saturday, February 9, 2008

A remarkable man, but no EU president

February 8, 2008
Edouard Balladur

Tony Blair is being touted for the job, but two serious factors disqualify him...
the EU's president must fulfil two conditions in order to carry out the role properly and to be accepted by everyone: first, to come from a country that is completely in step with the EU's forward march and that participates in all its different forms of co-operation; and, secondly, to be determined to build the independence of Europe, notably in the diplomatic and military fields.
Tony Blair at the head of the EU, the British idea of a joke ?

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