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The Christian Democrat  EPP, Socialists and Liberals think they have the eternal right to select old and pensioned-off politicians to be their Commissioners. The European Commission, was once a politician-free zone. It was then much more effective politically. One Commission president was a law professor, another was an engineer, a third was formerly a trades… » read more

UN Generalsekretär Ban Ki-moon sprach heute vor dem Europaparlament in Straßburg und stellte seine Rede unter das Motto der Solidarität. Er äußerte seinen Unmut über die Polarisierung in Europa und die Integrationsdebatte sehr deutlich. Er forderte die Abgeordneten auf, die Garanten für ein solidarisches und freies Europa zu sein. „Der dunkelste Moment in der europäischen… » read more

Like many people in Brussels I was following yesterday the election of Jose Manuel Barroso as Commission President in the European Parliament. Specifically I was asking myself what role the Socialist Group in the EP played. The official line of the Socialist & Democrats Group was to abstain in the vote on the Commission President.… » read more

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