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Posted on 11/19/2013 5:18:49 PM PST by Olog-hai
The European Commission should be slimmed down, with only a handful of commissioners handling the blocs main portfolios, according to a plan put forward by the Dutch foreign minister.
Speaking with reporters after Mondays (18 November) meeting of foreign affairs ministers in Brussels, Frans Timmermans explained that governments should create a division of a and b-level boards for the EU executive.
Eight a-board members would take the lead on Brussels biggest portfolios, such as the internal market, economic affairs and justice and home affairs. They would also be solely responsible for initiating new legislation.
Meanwhile, the remaining b-board members would take oversight roles and keep their right to vote on new legal proposals.
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