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EC Presidency

Volume 476: debated on Thursday 22 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his (a) French, (b) Italian and (c) German counterparts on the candidates for the preferred post of President of the European Union; and if he will make a statement. (206298)

My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary has regular contact with all of our EU partners on a variety of issues. There is no position of “President of the EU”, nor will any such position be created by the treaty of Lisbon.