Ulrike Guérot , ecfr.eu
After weeks of horse-trading for candidates for the two future top EU positions, the new President and the new Foreign Minister, the two names, Hermann van Rompuy and Cathy Ashton, have provoked European-wide bafflement. Years to get an important new treaty, intended to allow Europe to speak with one voice and take on its responsibility in the world, all to get two largely unknown names. For many, it seems that Europe is missing its own magic moment.
But van Rompuy and Ashton might actually be good choices.
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After all the horse-trading, the final two