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There may soon be a new EU foreign policy supremo—but not if Javier Solana can help it. Plus, the EU leaders won't cut down on their use of cars, and Sarko starts a Club Med

By Manneken Pis   April 2008

Step aside, Solana

Speculation over who is to become the first president of the European council has obscured the emergence of the likely new foreign policy supremo of the EU, Massimo D’Alema. A former Italian prime minister and, until the Italian elections on 13th April, foreign minister, D’Alema covets the EU job and is confident that even if his opponent Silvio Berlusconi wins the election, he will have Rome’s backing for the EU post.

Having survived the Machiavellian world of Italian politics, D’Alema is well equipped for the snake pit that is EU foreign policy-making. His nationality stands him in…

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