The enigma of the new EU appointments

Who is the new EU President?

In brief: The person appointed to the post of the President caused controversies

On the last summit of the European Union held on November, 19 in Brussels there were appointments to the top posts. Herman Van Rompuy was elected permanent President of the European Council, Catherine Ashton was appointed High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Pierre de Boissieu Secretary-General of the Council Secretariat.

The person appointed to the post of the President caused controversies between the Heads of different states. As it is known Herman Van Rompuy is now Prime Minister of Belgium. Besides he has been holding this position less than one year long. Thus is it possible that Prime Minister of such a small country is able to be at the head of the community of several power states? Besides he is not much famous on the world political arena. And it seems strange that European governors have preferred little known politician to the world famous ex-Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair. It could be supposed that Herman Van Rompuy obtained such a strong support from Germany and France due to his anti-Muslim position of the Europe. During his report he firmly said that Turkey would never become a member of the European Union in order not to break up the Christian grounds of the Europe.

The appointment of Catherine Ashton balanced the political situation in the EU. The matter is she represents a large country that holds strong positions not only in Europe but all over the world.

Herman Van Rompuy and Catherine Ashton will start their activity on new positions on December, 1.

The President will represent all member states of the EU as well as execute administrative functions for 2.5 years. Now no member state will have a right to veto.

The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy is supposed to be more powerful figure in Europe. Catherine Ashton is going to be the Head of the largest diplomatic department of the EU and will have access to the departments of all member states. European External Action Service (EEAS) will control 160 EU embassies all over the world.

Ukranian Globalist
2009-11-23 10:29, Society.

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