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Spain foreign minister gives up MEP seat with eye on EU top job

European Parliament President Josep Borrell Fontelles speaks in Panama's National Assembly as part of a two-day trip aiming to foster trade and cultural links between Central America and Europe, in Panama City August 10, 2006. REUTERS/Alberto Lowe (PANAMA)

Spain's acting foreign minister Josep Borrell gave up his newly won European Parliament seat on Wednesday to remain in the Socialist administration at home and stay in the running for a senior job in the EU executive, sources said. Wednesday was the deadline for members of European Parliament to choose between their EU mandates and...

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