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This is a bit risqué (or the picture at least), but latest on the grapevine is that Arnie ‘I’ll be back’ Schwarzenegger could be eyeing up his chances as next European Council President.According to his chief of staff, “In the next few years, the EU w…

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In an interview with Le Pèlerin Magazine, Herman Van Rompuy reveals that he tried everything in his power not to become EU President. “Until the last minute, I did anything I could to refuse this appointment”, he says, adding that he even asked …

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Following the infamous “Obama snub”, the ‘EU as global power’ project has suffered another humiliating dressing down this week. This time the reality check comes from the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Pascal Lamy, who, in hi…

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Stitch-up

See here for Open Europe’s reaction to the outcome of yesterday’s EU summit.According to the Telegraph the UK’s Cathy Ashton was told at 5pm yesterday that she had been put forward for the job. Two hours later she had bagged the job and was celebratin…

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Crikey

Rumours are swirling thick and fast from the EU summit in Brussels…Apparently Herman Van Rompuy is still leading the pack as the frontrunner for the EU President job – especially now that Merkel and Sarkozy are doing their best to stitch it up for hi…

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Soon to be your President?

There’s some interesting background on the frontrunner for the Presidency of the European Union, Belgian PM Herman Van Rompuy.Last week, he laid out his views on how the EU’s budget should be financed in the future at a dinner of the secretive Bilder…

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In the corridors of the European Parliament today Lib Dem MEP Chris Davies climbed onto a chair and announced his bid to apply for the prestigious new role of EU President, should the Lisbon Treaty come into force.Challenging the idea that the role sh…

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