WSJ — Star Fades for Blair in EU Role

BRUSSELS – The odds against former British Prime Minister Tony Blair becoming the first president of the European Union appear to have lengthened.

Mr. Blair is the most prominent figure linked by diplomats to the post which, together with the job of a new EU foreign policy chief, will be created by the so-called Lisbon Treaty. The pact is designed to increase the 27-nation grouping’s influence in world affairs.

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