Sorry, Le Monde, but even if you write it in the title and again in the first paragraph:
Tony Blair has not been proposed for the post of President of the European Union but for the post of the President of the European Council, which under the Lisbon Treaty still is the gathering of the heads of states and governments meeting four times a year. [See update.]
So even if Tony Blair will be elected into this position, he will just be the president of one of the organs of the European Union, not the President of the Union itself!
PS: Thank you, old-school media, for trying to be correct when talking about the European Union - the effort is not that big...!
Update: In fact, if Charlemagne is right, the news that Blair has been nominated as candidate for the European Council presidency is a canard...
Wo Münkler irrt
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