Why not? After all, he’s thoughtful, charming, resourceful, opinionated and inclined to lead: qualities that recent DG’s have not had in the same measure. bq. Outgoing European Union Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy said Thursday he might consider a bid to become the next director general of the World Trade Organisation. “I’m not saying that I haven’t asked myself the question, it’s something that’s on my mind,” he told the French radio station BFM (“expatica”:http://www.expatica.com/source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=58&story_id=14107&name=Pascal+Lamy+eyes+WTO+top+job+after+EU) The big problem is not that Lamy might lead; it’s the “direction”:http://www.inquit.com/article/354/using-trade-barriers-to-safeguard-values he might propose.
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