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Belgian PM is the new EU President

By Mritunjay, published on Nov 19, 2009

The European Union today elected the Belgian Prime Minister, Herman van Rompuy as the new president to chair EU summits and represent the bloc on the world stage. This ends the speculation around the talks of who would land up the top job. Earlier the British PM, Tony Blair was being seen as the top contender to the post.

He will also have the role of a new foreign policy chief. He had emerged as the frontrunner before being selected. His appointment was cleared after Czech Republic ratified... (more)

Tags: france, germany, europe, eu, herman van rompuy, tony blair, belgium, britain, catherine ashton

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