A succesful dinner!2009/11/20
Yesterday the heads of state and government agreed on the appointments of the first President of the European Council and the High Representative. Herman Van Rompuy has succeeded in forming and unite a government in Belgium. This is an experience that will be of much use at European Council negotiations. I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to work with Catherine Ashton in the Commission. Among other things she will be responsible for the forming of EU:s external action service. I’m confident that she will succeed in this. It is necessary with a better gender balance on the very top posts in the Union. Yesterdays dinner was one important step in that direction.