Does the European Union need a President?
- PART I: The Kyoto Protocol
- Global warming
- The vertices of the earth
- The contents of the Protocol
- PART II: American diplomacy around the Kyoto Protocol
- General Remarks
- The positions of the presidents of the United States before the Kyoto Protocol
- The presidencies of Bill Clinton (1993-2001)
- The term of George W. Bush (2001-2009)
The European Council, the European Commission and the Council of the European Union have been playing essential roles, in order to give the European Union its much needed stability. Many a time, the media has used the term "President of the EU", but has actually meant the Presidents of one of the councils mentioned above.
This is a misrepresentation of the term "President", as the person referred to only holds that post in an institution of the EU, and is not the head of the EU.
So, the question here is: Does the European Union need a President? With expansion comes the need for presidency. However, the debate over who should become the President of the 27 nation block has not been decided yet.
Tags: President of EU, European Council, European Commission, Council of the EU