EU seeks to avoid vote on president as leaders prepare for summit

(THE TELEGRAPH) — /SNIP/ The difficulty for Sweden is securing a deal that satisfies all member states – large and small, northern and southern European, those that are centre-right or centre-left – while also reflecting the wishes of the European Parliament.

One challenge will be negotiating with France and Germany – which plan to decide together whom to back – and with Britain, which is touting former Prime Minister Tony Blair for president and does not appear to want to compromise on that position.

via EU seeks to avoid vote on president as leaders prepare for summit – Telegraph.

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