Saturday, November 21, 2009

EU President appointed in secret meeting

Meet Herman Van Rompuy. He was the PM of Belgium. Now he is the President of the European Union.

The President of Europe has not been elected; he was appointed in a secret meeting of the heads of government of the 27 EU member states. They chose one of their own. Herman Van Rompuy was the Prime Minister of Belgium. I knew him when he was just setting out, reluctantly, on his political career......
The leaders of the 27-member bloc also chose a woman for the second top job, British commissioner Baroness Ashton, who will be the EU's new foreign policy chief ........

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