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The mandate of Solana, the “chief diplomat” of the EU, could be extended

(B2) The mandate of the High Representative for EU Foreign Policy, Javier Solana, normally ends in mid-October. But it could be extended, if necessary by the Heads of State and Government, if Ireland says yes to the Lisbon Treaty, until the entry into force of the new European Commission in January 2010. In any case, assures one of his relatives, “It’s not really a problem. If necessary,
Solana is flexible enough, he can extend his mandate.”

Photo: Javier Solana on his arrival in Gothenburg discusses with the journalists present (
© NGV)

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).

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