Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Divisions in the EU make it increasingly unlikely members will agree unanimously on the appointment of a Europe Council president and a high representative.

Thus are we informed by Reuters which records that Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has been consulting EU leaders, but unanimity has proved elusive. He is now mooting filling the posts by majority vote.

With the British candidates effectively out of the running, though, the parochial British media seems to have lost interest in the "contest" – especially as this blog's predicted winner, Luxembourg leader Jean-Claude Juncker, remains very much in the running.

You have to give it to the EU though, when it even manages to make the selection of its president boring.