Blair under attack in bid for EU top job

EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – Eurogroup chief Jean Claude Juncker and the British Conservative party have attacked Tony Blair’s bid to become the first EU president, as member states start horse-trading for the EU’s top jobs after Ireland’s Lisbon Treaty vote.

Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen on Sunday (4 October) openly backed former British premier Mr Blair to take up the prestigious post once the treaty comes into force. “I’ve certainly the highest regard for Tony Blair and obviously we await and see if, in fact, he’s a candidate, but you can take it that we’d be very supportive yes,” he said.

via EUobserver / Blair under attack in bid for EU top job.

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