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Who is the president of the European Union?



A. Tony Blair
B. José Manuel Barroso
C. There is no European President
Asked by Lacey, Last updated: Feb 06, 2019

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B. Mclean

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B. McleanSales Manager, MBA, Ewa
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Answered on Dec 26, 2018

There is no president of the EU. The EU is a large union made up of countries that have respective presidents or rulers.

However, the European Union itself is run equally by all of those other leaders. This is a common mistake that the media makes because it’s easy to pin everyone on someone instead of spreading blame or trying to list off all the names every time.

It’d be like trying to introduce yourself when you have a name as long as Esteban Julio Ricardo Montoya de la Rosa Ramirez. (Props to anyone who remembers this incredibly long Disney Channel name.)

However, this mistake could be fixed if the media just took the time to learn the names and clear it up.

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Sep 09, 2016

There is no european president-referring to the president of the european council as the president of the european union is by far the most common modern error in the international media. this usage is misleading because the post presides over the european councilan institution of the eurather than presiding over the eu as a whole. prior to the treaty of lisbon, each member state (in turn) took the responsibilities of both the presidency of the european council and the presidency of the council of the european union. the press frequently summarised these responsibilities to the shorthand tag eu presidency or eu president, both for the country holding it or its political leader. nevertheless, this, too, was a misnomer. the commission presidency has had fewer mentions using this term, despite being the one with the most powers.
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