The increasing reports of horse-trading between the EU and the US in recent days have made it look increasingly inevitable that Paul Wolfowitz would be approved as President of the World Bank. And so it has come to pass.
The suggestions are that the EU has been guaranteed a high-level representative within the World Bank and/or Paschal Lamy (current EU Trade Commissioner) as the next Director-General of the WTO. What doesn’t seem to have been discussed at any point in the proceedings is whether a man with such tragic, high-profile blunders in his recent past is right for the job.
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