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You're right in principle, but you should notice that currently, when a country is in charge of the presidency of the European Council (like Slovenia), everybody (not only the media, but also the European institutions) uses the terms "presidency of the European Union".

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Thu Jan 31st, 2008 at 12:42:44 PM EST
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Well, the way you phrase things influences the discourse. If we can get people to think about the "President of the Council" we will have scored an important point,
too.

I really cannot fathom the Commission allowing the Council to steal the limelight like this.

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jan 31st, 2008 at 02:47:35 PM EST
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