The European Parliament needs to produce a majority in 2009 because there are "so many reasons for change," writes Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, president of the Party of European Socialists (PES), in a post on Blogactiv.
Developing a procedure for the appointment of the first permanent president of the European Council would be more useful at this stage than putting forward names of individuals, according to French MEP Alain Lamassoure.
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