Thursday, 10 December 2009

The EU Bans Foreign Ministers

According to Sky, David Miliband, UK Foreign Secretary, has been banned from the European Council which is meeting for the first time since Rompuy-Pumpy was elected as the permanent President; the surprise of his own officials, he told MPs that he had been banned from coming to Belgium today.

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, who is the last national leader to chair a summit before Van Rompuy takes over for good, has told national foreign ministers that they are no longer welcome because High Representative Ashton will represent them all when leaders gather.

This has not gone down well with the national leaders gathering here and tonight at their dinner they will discuss whether or not they should be allowed to bring their own foreign ministers in future.

hattip: OldHolborn

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