The Next President of the European Council?
"It will be important to pay attention to the next President of the European Council. Many thought the former British PM Tony Blair was a shoe-in for the seat. I don't see it myself as the controversy he was embroiled in during his tenure just related to Iraq and Afghanistan -- is daunting. I'm thinking and strongly suspect he will not hold the position -- my thinking is Luxembourg PM Jean-Claude Juncker will take it. He is chairman of finance ministers for the EU. He has been pretty much the captain of European compromise since '95.
No one in the Union is hard questioning the Muslim population surge in the EU. No one seems focused on security or homegrown terrorism. Everyone is focused on the economy. A very dangerous, and complacent stance I see in the UK, European countries, Canada and the US. A very effective distraction -- the economy."
-- Thank you Helena Handbasket