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Jerome a Paris:

To list the non-competence related criteria:

  • one man, one woman;
  • one left-wing, one right-wing;
  • the High Representative takes away the commissioner from its country of origin;
  • some geographic balance, considering that the EP president is from Poland and the Commission President from Portugal/Iberia;
I guess this makes van Rompuy the "token male right-wing" and Ashton the "token female left-wing"?

En un viejo país ineficiente, algo así como España entre dos guerras civiles, poseer una casa y poca hacienda y memoria ninguna. -- Gil de Biedma
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Nov 20th, 2009 at 09:42:01 AM EST
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