Comments on: If not Blair, who for EU Council president? http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/11/04/if-not-blair-who-for-eu-council-president/ Now raising intellectual capital Sun, 08 Nov 2015 08:31:30 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: eva http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/11/04/if-not-blair-who-for-eu-council-president/comment-page-1/#comment-6901 Sat, 21 Nov 2009 13:25:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=5207#comment-6901 How can anyone even suggest BLAIR as president – the man is a wargangster hated by the whole world.

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By: john franklin http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/11/04/if-not-blair-who-for-eu-council-president/comment-page-1/#comment-6630 Wed, 11 Nov 2009 19:04:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=5207#comment-6630 Aren’t most signs pointing to Van Rompuy? He is more aligned politically with the existing EU leaders, and I have a feeling Sarkozy will endorse him now that he’s pulled back from Blair. Some mixed commentary in this short video: http://bit.ly/2Z4bpj

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By: alus http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/11/04/if-not-blair-who-for-eu-council-president/comment-page-1/#comment-6564 Sat, 07 Nov 2009 11:36:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=5207#comment-6564 The best candidate seems Latvian former president Vaira Vike Freiberga. She is highly professional and she was a brilliant president for 8 years in Latvia. Not only she has the relevant experience and qualifications, but also personal skills to listen, analyse, present and create links.
She can promote EU in the world with hers charismatic personality and the approach to the world leaders.
She is a woman from a new member state in EU, hers election would be a symbol of democracy as Barack Obama in the USA.

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By: John P http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/11/04/if-not-blair-who-for-eu-council-president/comment-page-1/#comment-6548 Fri, 06 Nov 2009 12:46:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=5207#comment-6548 Paul – Have you thought about the President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaite – a woman, a previously successful Commissioner (budget expert), a Christian Democrat but with Nordic admirers?

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By: mark http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/11/04/if-not-blair-who-for-eu-council-president/comment-page-1/#comment-6536 Thu, 05 Nov 2009 14:32:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=5207#comment-6536 Unless I am at odds with national sentiment it could be Mickey Mouse for all most of us in the UK care. What a pointless position to hold… it still shocks me that there is any attempt to create a politically homogenous group from what is essentially little more than a trade pact amongst countries that border each other…

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By: Matthew http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/11/04/if-not-blair-who-for-eu-council-president/comment-page-1/#comment-6531 Thu, 05 Nov 2009 09:41:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=5207#comment-6531 The eurosceptic’s choice must be Juncker, who will be single-handedly capable of delivering millions of votes to UKIP within days of taking the post. I have no doubt The Sun has already prepared headlines for him to rival the classic “Up Yours Delors” – oh happy days. Otherwise, I think Balkenende is as capable as any of holding such an absurd post with a modicum of dignity. Let’s hope whoever it is always speaks publicly in English – then we can all snigger behind our hands at the discomfiture of the French.

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By: Barry http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/11/04/if-not-blair-who-for-eu-council-president/comment-page-1/#comment-6530 Thu, 05 Nov 2009 09:11:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=5207#comment-6530 Blair has never had any chance of being President of the corruption ridden democratically deficient eu, he was lead to beleive he would by the foreingers who will rule our country when the illegal lisbon treaty/constitution is forced on to us, and to get it he had to hand over more British tax payers money to the economic black hole of the eu, and had to sign away our nationality to become a province of the franco prussian empire, however with the expected mendacity of this unwanted level of government he has no chance whatsoever, and never did have.

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By: David http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/11/04/if-not-blair-who-for-eu-council-president/comment-page-1/#comment-6529 Thu, 05 Nov 2009 07:17:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=5207#comment-6529 Blair is a war criminal.

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