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Of course WE know it's not like that.  But the very fact that the MSM are widely using the short-hand of EU Premier or President perhaps tells us a few interesting things:

  1. Long titles which require explanation don't make catchy headlines

  2. Non specialist journalists don't always know what they are talking about

  3. The MSM think that there is a market in project the post as that of EU Premier/President

  4. This perhaps reflects some popular yearning for one public face to represent the complexity that is the EU.

  5. Some euro-sceptic Press may want to deliberately inflate the post as a scare tactic to excite their supporters

  6. Some Federalist EU supporters mights like the post to evolve into "the public face of the EU"

In short, the terminological inexactitude may not entirely be a bad thing - if it reflects a yearning for a more accessible, visible, accountable and coherent face of the EU - and if it leads to a better level of engagement in the EU as a consequence.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Oct 23rd, 2009 at 08:46:18 AM EST
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