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How do the Spaniards feel about being disqualified for all jobs because Barroso is Portuguese?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Nov 20th, 2009 at 08:48:15 AM EST
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I was not aware that this was the case - nobody has made it an issue at all in the Spanish public debate.

I was however, pretty pissed off that Zapatero suported Barroso's reappointment on the grounds that he's Iberian because I think he's about as bad as Blair, only less evil and with better teeth.

Then again

  1. by not pushing for Moratinos, Zapatero preserved the reappointment of Joaquín Almunia as Commissioner for Economic and Monetary affairs. Now that you mention it, was this reappointment the quid-pro-quo for supporting Barroso?
  2. Rumour has it that Sarkozy was suggesting Moratinos so that Almunia would have to be dropped and France could take his portfolio
  3. Moratinos was in the short list for High Representative

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 09:23:25 AM EST
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