New EU President and Foreign Minister Europe Chooses Nobodies

Europe's leaders are relieved that the wrangling over the EU's new positions of president and foreign minister is finally over. But they have no reason to be proud. Once again, the EU has missed an opportunity to boost its standing on the global stage.
A Rubik's cube with photos of (from left) Herman Van Rompuy, the European Union's first president, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and the EU's new foreign minister, Catherine Ashton.

A Rubik's cube with photos of (from left) Herman Van Rompuy, the European Union's first president, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and the EU's new foreign minister, Catherine Ashton.

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