Re. your blog comment on the November 2009 expiration dates of Dr. Solana's positions at the WEU and EU, makes one wonder if the emergency powers of Recommendation 666 are/were intended to be a fail-safe mechanism, in case the EU treaty (with associated proposed, extended powers, budget, etc.) is not ratified by the member states.
P.S. Would appreciate direct links for the expiration dates, Farmer, as would like to add them to the rolling calendar.