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Lobbying gathers pace for top EU jobs

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Intense lobbying is going on as time runs out for European Union leaders to reach a consensus on who should fill two big new posts created by the Lisbon Treaty.

The positions are EU President and foreign policy chief and a decision on the roles will taken at a special European summit next Thursday.

Dominic Hughes reports on the main contenders.

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