Friday, November 20, 2009

Removing New Vinyl Smell

little more direct democracy, Europe would have been good

were now chosen people, which hardly anybody knows. It requires national governments to stay strong and weak Europe. Too bad.

Wikinews reports: Herman Van Rompuy is the first permanent EU president

Brussels (Belgium), 19.11.2009 - At a special meeting of the European Union in Brussels today are important personnel decisions have been made.

The Government agreed to the Belgian Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy as the first permanent President of the Council of Europe and the British EU Trade Commissioner Catherine Ashton as the first High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy. Both offices have been newly created in this form with the Treaty of Lisbon. The presidential term lasts two and a half years and secured to the usual six-month change of a certain continuity in the work.

From the British side included former Prime Minister Tony Blair for the post of EU president was talking. But after a meeting of socialist-oriented leaders, this initiative was rejected.

The decision was made after lengthy discussion among the 27 Member States. The current EU president, the Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt wanted to be necessary to schedule a vote on the candidates and decide the majority.


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