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The new EU President

Dear all

As the EU is negotiating a new President and Foreign Policy Chief, I thought I would start the chatter. the seven candidates for President so far are:

JEAN-CLAUDE JUNCKER - LUXEMBOURG
Prime minister of Luxembourg is the EU's longest serving PM and head of the Eurogroup of finance ministers.

JAN-PETER BALKENENDE - THE NETHERLANDS
The Dutch prime minister has led four successive governments in the Netherlands. Politically positioned on the centre-right.

TONY BLAIR - UK
Former British prime minister and current Middle East envoy for the US, UN, EU and Russia. May lose support over Iraq war.

HERMAN VAN ROMPUY - BELGIUM
Belgian Prime Minister said to be the frontrunner in the contest. A Christian Democrat, and former president of the Belgian parliament.

VAIRA VIKE-FREIBERGA - LATVIA
Former president of Latvia, and the only woman in the seven. Dubbed the Iron Lady of Latvia, she served as president for eight years.

JOHN BRUTON - IRELAND
Former Irish prime minister is currently the EU ambassador to Washington. Led Ireland at a crucial time for the Northern Ireland peace process.

CARL BILDT - SWEDEN
Former prime minister of Sweden with noble roots, has been a key player in peace negotiations over the Balkan conflict.

Can anyone make any good suggestions for these positions

David

World Forum