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It looks at last that the Lisbon Treaty will come into force – even as hoped for – on 1 January 2010. Discussion so far has been mainly on whether Tony Blair should be given the first post, and to a lesser extent on what should be the determining criteria. It seems clear that Blair… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick

Following the Positive Irish referendum result, the race for who completes the EU leadership trio quickens. The President of the Commission will be José Manuel Barroso (EPP, Portugal). He will be joined by the President of the European Council and the EU ‘Foreign Minister’. It would be preferable for the President of the European Council… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick