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Is "Vice President" anything other than an honorary title?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Nov 27th, 2009 at 12:13:21 PM EST
Well, mainly so, but:

President Barroso unveils his new team

Baroness Ashton will be the 1 st Vice-President. However, having regard to her specific functions, notably in the Council, the replacement of the President in his absence will be assured by the other Vice-Presidents, in the order of precedence defined by the President. The order of precedence is: Viviane Reding, Joaquín Almunia, Siim Kallas, Neelie Kroes, Antonio Tajani, Maro š Š ef č ovi č .

"Ce qui vient au monde pour ne rien troubler ne mérite ni égards ni patience." René Char
by Melanchthon on Fri Nov 27th, 2009 at 12:19:19 PM EST
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VPs get more money. Ashton is now 1st VP, as Melanchton quotes, but is so only in name. In reality it's Reding, who now also has control of DG Communication.
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Fri Nov 27th, 2009 at 12:56:09 PM EST
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