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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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