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  • Analysis: Ireland’s EU takeover bad news for Israel

    01/02/2013 6:12:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 1/2/13 | Herb Keinon
    Israel's harshest critic in the EU assumes the organization's presidency in a time of diplomatic turbulence. Ireland, perhaps Israel’s harshest critic inside the European Union, assumed the position of the EU presidency on Monday at a time when Israel is already bracing for a rocky period with the body over the stalled diplomatic process and construction beyond the Green Line. While the importance of the EU presidency has waned significantly in recent years as Brussels has increased its power and the EU’s foreign policy chief – and not the EU presidency – now chairs meetings of its foreign ministers and...
  • Tony Blair: the EU needs a president

    10/30/2012 12:39:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5:29PM GMT 29 Oct 2012 | Rowena Mason
    Tony Blair has said the EU would be better off with a directly elected president, as he warned deep political rifts between countries could lead to a break-up. In a move interpreted by some as a job application, the former prime minister said the EU could do with a strong leader approved by the people. … Europe’s millions of residents might feel “alienated” unless they have a direct say in who is governing them, Mr. Blair told the Nicolas Berggruen Institute on Governance. …
  • EU PLOT TO SCRAP BRITAIN

    05/03/2012 7:55:53 PM PDT · by garjog · 39 replies
    UK Daily Express ^ | Friday May 4,2012 | By Macer Hall
    SENIOR Eurocrats are secretly plotting to create a super-powerful EU president to realise their dream of abolishing ­Britain and other nation states, the Daily Express can reveal. A covert group of EU foreign ministers has drawn up plans for merging the jobs currently done by Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European Council, and Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission. The new bureaucrat, who would not be directly elected by voters, is set to get sweeping control over the entire EU and force member countries into ever-greater political and economic union.
  • Tony Blair Likely to Be EU President, Despite European 'Reluctance' [loyal U.S. ally in WOT]

    10/05/2009 6:56:17 AM PDT · by ETL · 56 replies · 1,496+ views
    Sept. 22: Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair The reluctant vote in favor of further European integration by the Irish this weekend may usher Tony Blair into a new role as titular head of the European Union — despite most of Europe being reluctant to have him. The former prime minister is the leading candidate to become the European Union president for a want of alternatives rather than any enthusiasm. With the Irish having finally ratified the Lisbon treaty, all that remains is for the Czech and Polish presidents to sign it and authorize the creation of two new...
  • Tony Blair Plans Global Comeback as EU President

    04/07/2009 12:12:11 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 3 replies · 622+ views
    NewMax ^ | April 6, 2009 | David A. Patten
    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is emerging as a favorite to be the first permanent president of the European Union... ....Blair’s interest in presiding over the EU is hardly new. In June 2007, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Blair met in Paris to discuss the post
  • Tony Blair Slated to become first "EU President"

    04/05/2009 4:56:24 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 43 replies · 1,793+ views
    Rapture Ready ^ | April 5, 2009
    Per article linked on this site - Gordon Brown and others are supporting Tont Blair to become the first "EU President" (new role under EU unification)
  • Blair accused of 'stabbing Hillary Clinton in the back' after supporting Republicans (British PM)

    01/19/2008 10:51:01 PM PST · by Stoat · 29 replies · 734+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | January 20, 2008
    Blair accused of 'stabbing Hillary Clinton in the back' after supporting RepublicansLast updated at 00:56am on 20th January 2008  Former allies: Bill Clinton and Tony Blair   Tony Blair was accused of betrayal last night as he waded into the American Presidential campaign to support George Bush's Republican world view. As the former PM recommended Mr Bush's policies to 400 millionaire bankers in Las Vegas, former ally Bill Clinton was campaigning in Nevada for his wife Hillary, who hopes to be the Democratic candidate for the White House and is an arch Bush critic. In a move liable to...
  • Schroeder Assails U.K., Italian `Blockade' of Verhofstadt as EU President.

    06/18/2004 8:09:53 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 10 replies · 79+ views
    Bloomberg ^ | 06/18/04 | Bloomberg
    <p>Schroeder Assails U.K., Italian `Blockade' of EU Post (Update4) June 18 (Bloomberg) -- German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder accused Britain and Italy of allying with European conservative parties in a ``blockade'' against Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt's bid to become European Commission president.</p>