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Van Rompuy opposes direct election of the EUís top leaders
EurActiv ^ | 30 November 2012 | Georgi Gotev

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 Rompuy’s statement, made at a public conference in Brussels on Wednesday (28 November), runs in direct opposition with the EU’s 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: europeanunion; eussr; totalitarianism; vanrompuy
Thanks for the dose of arrogance, van Rompuy. Wait until the monster you have created ends up consuming you.
1 posted on 11/30/2012 6:05:42 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Whatever Europe gets, it deserves!


2 posted on 11/30/2012 6:21:58 PM PST by vette6387
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Farage for EU President! He’d disband it!


3 posted on 11/30/2012 6:24:46 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Olog-hai

I hope when this comes crashing down in civil war, this guy is the first to bite it.


4 posted on 11/30/2012 6:30:25 PM PST by Viennacon
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5 posted on 11/30/2012 6:41:05 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Olog-hai

Just can’t have those ignorant peasants, who pay the bills, be electing high officials of the realm.


6 posted on 11/30/2012 6:45:12 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: Viennacon
I hope when this comes crashing down in civil war, this guy is the first to bite it.

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.

7 posted on 11/30/2012 7:34:02 PM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: Viennacon

Better pray that they do fall apart before a charismatic strongman comes along to run the whole show.


8 posted on 11/30/2012 7:48:29 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Olog-hai. Just wait, when there’s direct election of EU leaders, it really will be Eurabia. ;’)


9 posted on 11/30/2012 8:14:23 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Olog-hai

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


10 posted on 12/01/2012 6:23:55 AM PST by chesley (Vast deserts of political ignorance makes liberalism possible - James Lewis)
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That’s precisely what the European Union is all about—power grabs. That is all one needs to know about them.


11 posted on 12/01/2012 9:51:32 AM PST by Olog-hai
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