If C.B. Fry can be offered the Kingship of Albania, surely we can offer President of Europe to the last Tsar of Bulgaria?!


Is the last Tsar of Bulgaria the most qualified man for the job as European President?

There are many people who have been mentioned as potential new Presidents of the European Union, but none sparked my interest more than Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.  He has an impressive CV, which I challenge anyone to match.

Starting at the age of 6 he was the last Tsar if Bulgaria, supported by the Germans, then invaded by the Russians, his reign was not entirely successful, leading to the Communist abolition of the monarchy in 1946, leading to his, and his family’s exile.

As well as living in Bulgaria Simeon has good links with the rest of Europe, he has lived in Spain, marrying a Spanish aristocrat whilst there, as well as Egypt and the United States, but his family connections are the ones that really make him pre-eminently suitable for the job.

His mother was the daughter of Victor Emmanuel III, the King of Italy and briefly Albania and Ethiopia, and his grandmother was a Princess from Montenegro.

So tea with Berlusconi would not be a problem.

He has great links with both Great Britain and Germany being directly related to the Dukes of Saxe-Coburg Gotha and, as a consequence, the British royal family and that of Belgium.

His credentials are not just restricted to his family ties however.  His main qualification for the role is that he has been a Prime Minister of Bulgaria, since its turn to democracy, following the Communist era, but he even has at least five knighthoods, from Italy, Belgium and the Catholic Church.  He’s even a Grand Officer of the Legion d’honneur, improving his republican and French connections.

He has excellent connections and can be assured to stop the traffic at any international occasion.

Apart from the Queen of England, can there be any more qualified contender for the job?

He even makes C. B. Fry look ordinary, and unlike him, instead of just being offered the job like C. B., he was actually related to the King of Albania!


Tony, take it personally, the most qualified person for the job doesn’t always get it!


Despite being well qualified and the best known candidate for the job Tony Blair won't get it!

Dear Tony,

Thank you so much for your interest in the position of European President, which was recently advertised in the national and international press.

As you demonstrated, through your impressive Curriculum Vitae, you have both the experience and the ability to fulfil the role, and act as an internationally recognisable figure. So it may come as a disappointment for you to hear that you will not be offered the post on this occasion.

Despite being the longest serving Labour UK Prime Minister in history, winning landslide victories on two occasions it is thought that perhaps your popularity amongst those in your own country, and in continental Europe, may act as a barrier to your success in this role.

The evidence you provided of an unprecedented standing ovation, from all sides, in the House of Commons on your retirement, was impressive, but letters we have received since have suggested that this may not have been heartfelt by all those that engaged in it.

As you suggested the evidence that only 31% of the UK population support your candidature probably does outnumber those that have heard of all the others candidates put together across the European Union.

I can see that being beaten by a candidate who is less recognisable, has less experience, less media ability and less capacity to make the role one as a significant global player may seem to contradict the suggested job description.

Having seen the way others could fulfil the role, in a less engaging way, we have decided that we are going to offer it to another candidate. The panel decided on reflection, particularly those from Germany and France and the UK Opposition, that your skills, although self-evident, and well suited to the role, were far too good in comparison to their own, and should not be encouraged further.

We will of course keep your details on file for any other opportunities that come up, and would hope you might consider applying for other posts with the European Union in the future.

Please make sure you apply for roles where you would not be too successful to avoid future disappointment.

With Best Wishes,

The less influential European Union (which has decided that committees rule rather than ability)