Rumor says that there is a consensus to appoint . He will start on January 1st and the discussions are more about the staff he will be appointing and the money he will receive.
Tony BlairBlairHerman Van RompuyThere are also some quite concrete rumors about the High Representative for Foreign Affairs. The Italian candidate is apparently out of the game. On the other hand British EU Trade Commissioner is regarded as a hot candidate. Her lack of experience is seen by as an advantage by a lot of people, given that the big member states do not prefer a high profile candidate at the post. Further she is a woman and this will answer the calls that where made in the last days for .
Massimo D’AlemaCatherine Ashtonmore women at the European top