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Romano Prodi might choose a Brit as voice of the commission. And how about Chris Patten as Viceroy of Kosovo?

By Manneken Pis   June 1999

Who will speak for Prodi?

Now that Romano Prodi has picked Ireland’s clever David O’Sullivan to be his chef de cabinet, the Brits may have to be content with the increasingly important job of commission spokesman. This is a post to which Prodi attaches huge weight following the disaster of Martine “Third Reich” Reicherts under Jacques Santer. No formal approach has yet been made, but informed Italians say that Prodi wants his old chum John Wyles, ex-Financial Times man in Rome.

Prodi was thought to be joined at the hip to La Stampa columnist Franco Levi, his biographer and prime…

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