EU President hopeful Tony Blair with Fredrik Reinfeldt

Picking the New EU President

While Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt’s discussions with the Russian President Wednesday on behalf of the EU are seen as vital in repairing relations between the two, Reinfeldt would be forgiven if he had half a mind on his Thursday night's dinner date in Brussels.

The prime minister's efforts to bring to the table two candidates for the EU's two new top jobs, have been described in some foreign media, as a "shambles." 

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