Herman Van Rompuy, the Belgian Prime Minister has been appointed EU president.
And the UK’s Baroness Catherine Ashton got the second new post – Foreign Affairs Supremo.
The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the appointments were a “milestone for Europe and for its role in the world”. But, the appointment of these two little-known figures has caused some to doubt that these posts will make the difference they hoped for in Europe.
Do you think that this new President will “strengthen” the EU as President Obama has suggested? Or will it make no difference to Europe?