Skip to comments.Van Rompuy opposes direct election of the EUís top leaders
Posted on 11/30/2012 6:05:30 PM PST by Olog-hai
Directly electing the European Commission President at the 2014 EU elections would organize the disappointment in advance, said European Council President Herman Van Rompuy. Directly electing his own successor would be even more absurd, he added in comments that are likely to irritate proponents of increased democracy in the European institutions.
Van Rompuys statement, made at a public conference in Brussels on Wednesday (28 November), runs in direct opposition with the EUs major political families, who in their majority, would like to give faces to the next European elections in May 2014.
But Van Rompuy warned that the huge legitimacy stemming from the direct election of a European top candidate at the next European elections could be counterproductive.
Van Rompuy said the whole effort was doomed to fail, unless the Commission itself would be given more powers vis-à-vis the member states. If this is not going hand in hand with large powers for the Commission, then forget it, he said.
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Whatever Europe gets, it deserves!
Farage for EU President! He’d disband it!
I hope when this comes crashing down in civil war, this guy is the first to bite it.
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Just can’t have those ignorant peasants, who pay the bills, be electing high officials of the realm.
Hear, hear. The face of pure evil. Would have been equally as happy to serve under Hitler, Stalin, or Darth Vader instead of George Soros and David Rockefeller.
Better pray that they do fall apart before a charismatic strongman comes along to run the whole show.
Thanks Olog-hai. Just wait, when there’s direct election of EU leaders, it really will be Eurabia. ;’)
OK, there was either some bad translation there, or more likely just progressive obfuscation, because what he said made no sense other than as a grab for power
That’s precisely what the European Union is all aboutpower grabs. That is all one needs to know about them.