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Who will represent the European Union at the Paris conference

(BRUSSELS2) While Paris will host, on September 1, an international donor conference on Libya - a meeting which French President Nicolas Sarkozy hopes will be the culmination of an important commitment by France alongside the Libyan opposition – we still do not know from the European side who will attend this conference. “ We are not sure that the invitations have been sent » a spokesperson told me. Uncertainty which poorly hides a certain embarrassment in knowing who should go to this meeting. Is it President Van Rompuy, the President of the European Commission, J.-M. Barroso? This is its role, the Commission spokesperson told us. After the military intervention, “ the European Commission will have a key role in terms of reconstruction and expertise. » But Lady Ashton could also be there or at least be represented. And his spokesperson confirmed it: “ She was at the first meeting of the contact group (in Paris then in London) or was represented there ». In fact, we should be scheduled for the beginning of the week... when everyone has returned.

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).