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Brown backs Blair for EU presidency.

Summary: Gordon Brown has said Tony Blair Noun 1. Tony Blair - British statesman who became prime minister in 1997 (born in 1953)
Anthony Charles Lynton Blair, Blair
 would make an "excellent" first president of the European Council The President of the European Council is a proposed position in European Union that would replace the current "President-in-Office" post. If the Reform Treaty is agreed and ratified according to the current time-table, the first President would be appointed in 2009. .

Gordon Brown has said Tony Blair would make an "excellent" first president of the European Council.

Speaking in Brussels at the start of a two-day EU summit, the Prime Minister said Mr Blair had the right credentials CREDENTIALS, international law. The instruments which authorize and establish a public minister in his character with the state or prince to whom they are addressed. If the state or prince receive the minister, he can be received only in the quality attributed to him in his credentials.  for the job.

However, he stressed Mr Blair had yet to declare himself as a candidate and the EU leaders had yet to agree whether to establish the presidency under the terms of the Lisbon Treaty.

Mr Brown told a news conference: "We, the British Government, believe that Tony Blair would be an excellent candidate and an excellent person to hold the job of president of the council."

He added: "The European European

emanating from or pertaining to Europe.

European bat lyssavirus
see lyssavirus.

European beech tree

European blastomycosis
see cryptococcosis.
 agenda for the next five years will be jobs, growth, climate change and world trade. That is the long-term Long-term

Three or more years. In the context of accounting, more than 1 year.


1. Of or relating to a gain or loss in the value of a security that has been held over a specific length of time. Compare short-term.
 agenda and Tony Blair is well placed for that."

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Date:Oct 30, 2009
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