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Europe Divided Over Blair EU Presidency

Telegraph | Fiona Govan in Madrid, Peter Allen in Paris, Allan Hall in Berlin and Nick Squires in Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Spanish daily newspaper El Pais carried a harsh critique of Tony Blair's candidature written by Emilio Men�ndez del Valle, a former diplomat and...

Tony Blair Bows Out Of Race To Become First President Of The EU | Nicholas Watt and Ian Traynor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Tony Blair tonight bowed out of the race to become the first president of the European Council when it became clear that centre-right leaders, who dom...

Blair Suffers Setbacks In Bid For EU Presidency

AFP | 12 Mins Ago | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LUXEMBOURG (AFP) -- Tony Blair's prospects of leading a new-look European Union took a double hit on Tuesday as a serious rival became the first to de...

The New EU Presidency - Contenders And Odds (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

This Thursday, the European Council is expected to announce their first-ever elected President. However, with a baffling selection process taking pl...

Tony Blair: The Guardian Investigates Mysterious Fortune | David Leigh and Ian Griffiths | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The former prime minister Tony Blair has received millions of pounds through an unusual mixture of commercial, charitable and religious income streams...

The Blair Project

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Why is Blair likely to be the first President of Europe? Because he is just what Europe's ruling financial elite wants -- nominally a man of the center-left who can be trusted to continue business as usual.

Decline Can Make Britain a Better Country

Alex Higgins | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alex Higgins

There is a distinct lack of enthusiasm for attempting to govern other parts of the world by force, let alone envy of the global superpower.

Tony Blair: Hamas Must Be Brought Into Peace Process

Times Online | Philip Webster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hamas must somehow be brought into the Middle East peace process because the policy of isolating Gaza in the quest for a settlement will not work, Ton...

Speculation Rife About Tony Blair Presidency In Europe

Times of London (U.K.) | Robert Watts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TONY BLAIR today fuelled further speculation that he will run for election as the European Union's first full-time president later this year. Speakin...