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Europeans Skeptical about Blair as Mideast Envoy

Below is an excerpt from Spiegel:

It might seem like a basic principle of diplomacy to let your allies know before you nominate someone to represent them. However this appears to not have been the case with the Bush administration’s reported backing of Tony Blair to be the Middle East Quartet’s special envoy for Palestinian governance.

According to information obtained by DER SPIEGEL, the Foreign Ministry in Berlin had not been informed of plans to nominate Blair for the post — even though German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier currently represents the EU in the Quartet. Germany currently holds the rotating EU presidency.

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