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From British weekly The Observer:
Irish vote sends Tony Blair racing to EU presidency
European leaders led by Angela Merkel of Germany and Nicolas Sarkozy of France will act swiftly to make the EU’s reform charter a reality after Ireland’s Yes vote, despite the lone resistance of Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic. …
Blair‘s interest in becoming president has been Europe’s worst-kept secret for more than a year. One of the great ironies of Lisbon is that it was born at a time when European leaders were vowing – following the collapse of its predecessor, the Constitutional Treaty – to create a Europe “closer to the people”.
Yet its first official, permanent president of the council will be chosen in the least democratic of ways – behind closed doors by the 27 EU heads of state and government and without any of the candidates having campaigned before the court of public opinion.
Silvio Berlusconi backs Tony Blair for EU presidency: here.
Tony Blair’s ‘naivete’ risked Northern Ireland peace deal: here.