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Jon Worth » Is Anna Diamantopoulou going to be the PES Commission President candidate?

OK, I am putting 2+2 together and making 10, but if I get this one right then you heard it here first!

Andy Carling, a regular commenter on this blog, stated that he had heard Poul Nyrup Rasmussen say at a press conference that the PES does have a candidate for President of the Commission, but Rasmussen would not name that person.

At the same time my attention has been drawn to an interview to Sveriges Radio (här på svenska) given by social democrat Vice President of the European Commission Margot Wallström where she states that she would like to see former Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs Anna Diamantopoulou as successor to Barroso. This is followed up in Swedish by AiP and Byggnads (one of Sweden's largest trade unions), and in English by the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers.

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Wed May 13th, 2009 at 03:08:18 PM EST
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