Tony Blair eyes ‘president of Europe’ job

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is reportedly eying a new political office — president of Europe.

Blair has been discussing the post of president of the council of the European Union, a post created by the revised E.U. treaty, The Guardian reported. The president is to be the permanent head of the council of ministers.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy would like Blair to have the job, the report said.

Blair’s interest in the post reportedly depends on whether the president has power to take an active role in defense and trade. He currently represents the Quartet — the United States, Russia, European Union and United Nations — in the Middle East.

If Blair attains the new office, he would have to give up private sector positions he has acquired since leaving 10 Downing St.

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