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Herman van Rompuy, the Belgian Prime Minister, has been chosen by EU leaders to be the first permanent European Council President. (photo, from bbc.co.uk)

His job was created by the Lisbon Treaty, as well as foreign affairs supremo. The latter has gone to the EU Trade Commissioner, Baroness Catherine Ashton from the UK. (more…)

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The European Union’s Lisbon Treaty is back on track, with the Irish voters who approved the 27-nation bloc’s plans for reform.

On Saturday, the electoral office said that 67.1 per cent of voters had said “yes”, reversing the win last year by the “no” campaign. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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The European Union reform treaty has been unanimously ratified by Italy’s parliament.

After the Senate approved the Lisbon Treaty, the lower house did the same on Thursday, to the treaty that would reshape EU institutions and powers, as well as streamline decision-making within the 27-nation bloc. (more…)

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To discuss how to proceed after the Irish rejection of the Libon Treaty, French president Nicolas Sarkozy is starting an official visit to Ireland. During the trip, expected to last less than six hours, he will meet Taoiseach (prime minister) Brian Cowen (photo, from lepost.fr). (more…)

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French president (photo) remarks that the Republic of Ireland should hold a new referendum on the Lisbon Treaty made Irish ministers react robustly. Michael Martin, Ireland foreign minister said that his country would not be bullied. (more…)

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Something isn’t right” with the European Union, said French president Nicolas Sarkozy (photo), as France took over the rotaring presidency of the bloc from Slovenia.

Europe’s citizens were losing faith in the project, warned Mr Sarkozy on French TV. (more…)

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Gathering in Luxembourg, European Union foreign ministers will talk on how to respond to the Irish rejection of the Lisbon reform treaty. (more…)

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