July 14, 2014

Who Will Run the Sinking European Ship?

Gavin Hewitt, BBC News

The Associated Press

This is a week which will decide some of the ins and outs - who will be the stars in the EU firmament. It is a game played with some intensity. The nation states are all proposing names to be their EU commissioner - who gets what will tell us much about power and influence in Brussels over the next five years. And who becomes the President of the European Council and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs. But more of that tomorrow.

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