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Barnier is EPP.

I used to be afew. I'm still not many.
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Fri Jun 28th, 2019 at 08:05:11 AM EST
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Varadker formally endorsed Weber as the EPP candidate, but I suspect would be much happier with Barnier, should he become a viable candidate. On the downside, presumably Jens Weidmann would then get the ECB to balance a Frenchman at the helm of the Commission. What is the objection to Tusk remaining as Council President - lack of Polish government support? Or indeed Draghi at the ECB?  Apparently, Italy may nominate him for President of the Commission. Perhaps just a tactical move to increase negotiating leverage elsewhere? at 71 he's not exactly "next generation"

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Jun 28th, 2019 at 09:31:15 AM EST
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 of course

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Jun 28th, 2019 at 04:06:03 PM EST
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... and French.
by Bernard on Fri Jun 28th, 2019 at 06:20:28 PM EST
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