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Elections 29-05-2018

Presidents, elections and grey-haired men

With a year to go until the European Parliament elections and the appointment of a new European Commission, the EU is yet again at a crossroads. But unlike Robert Johnson, the EU is unlikely to sell its soul to play a mean guitar, writes Tom Parker.
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Development Policy 27-03-2015

Banda: ‘We have failed the women of this world’

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV's Rick Zednik, former Malawian President Joyce Hilda Banda urged world leaders to push more women into leadership positions, as they focus more 'on issues that affect other women and children'.
Brexit 20-06-2012

The crisis cannot be solved; a new Europe will emerge

Any number of monetary sticking plasters won’t prevent political reality catching up with the changed Europe that follows the eurozone debt storm, argues Peter Wilding, warning it will also change Britain’s place in it.
Future EU 12-01-2009

Crises send Blair top of EU presidency list

While the European Union grapples with its latest international crisis over gas supply and the Israeli incursion into Gaza, EU officials and diplomats seem more determined than ever to improve the chances of Tony Blair becoming EU president.
EU Priorities 2020 07-04-2008

Blair and Merkel top EU-wide poll

A poll by Harris Interactive found most European citizens consider German Chancellor Angela Merkel to be the most influential leader in Europe, while Tony Blair is currently the preferred candidate for the job of EU President. However, a large proportion say they would prefer the job not to be created at all.
EU Priorities 2020 07-04-2008

Blair’s candidacy would give EU more credibility

Tony Blair would give the new position of Council President a "public momentum that very few others would," bringing "credibility to the EU project," argues Luis Simon, a teaching assistant at the Centre for European Politics, Royal Holloway College, University of London. But his candidacy ultimately depends on the "ability and will of the EU 27" to balance the divisions evoked by Iraq and his Eurosceptic image, he explains.
EU Priorities 2020 19-06-2007

Merkel and Barroso best to lead EU – poll

EU citizens recognise the need for more political leadership in the Union and think Angela Merkel, José Manuel Barroso or the Euro Group are most likely to provide it, according to a TNS poll published ahead of the June European Summit in Brussels.

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