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What will Europe president and foreign minister do?


This week European leaders met in Brussels to decide who should fill two of the most important posts in the European Union.

There are two jobs - president of the Council - also known as the president of Europe - and the high representative for foreign affairs - in other words a European foreign minister.

Both of them were created by the Treaty of Lisbon to try and improve the workings of the EU and give it a stronger voice on the world stage.

Europe Correspondent, Dominic Hughes investigates.


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