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So, in my mind it is essential that the President of the Council be an unassuming personality, not chosen for their great oratory, media savvy and their ability and willingness to strut the globe representing the EU. That's what the HRCFSP is about, and that will be a separate job. The Council President has to be someone who has the ability to facilitate coalition building within the council and broker agreements. Blair is not the person for this

Let's hope Blair and Mandelson don't see a crack to slip through here: make some non-entity president and get Blair the HRCFSP job.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Feb 11th, 2008 at 03:01:28 AM EST

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