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Germany’s Schäuble signals support for eurozone parliament
Reuters ^ | Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:19pm GMT | John O’Donnell

Posted on 01/28/2014 11:30:29 AM PST by Olog-hai

Germany’s finance minister said on Monday he was open to the creation of a separate European parliament for countries using the euro, a step that could deepen divisions within the European Union.

Wolfgang Schäuble’s comments, made during a visit to Brussels, challenge the very foundations of the European Union, where lawmaking for all 28 nations is by the bloc’s current parliament.

Splitting that body, critics believe, would represent a dismantling of one of Europe’s biggest symbols of unity. But Schäuble said a separate parliament for the 18 countries in the eurozone would allow the smaller group to integrate more closely. …

(Excerpt) Read more at uk.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Germany; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bureaucracy; eu; euparliament; euro; eurobanking; eurozone; eussr; uk

1 posted on 01/28/2014 11:30:29 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Of course he did...


2 posted on 01/28/2014 11:37:20 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome

Of the 28 countries how many are not using the euro?


3 posted on 01/28/2014 11:40:47 AM PST by edcoil ( "All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." - Blaise Pascal)
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To: edcoil

Eleven. The eurozone has 17 members, all of them miffed at the UK for not joining too.


4 posted on 01/28/2014 11:42:44 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

They really don’t have a parliament in the representative sense, of even say,,,a congress.
They cannot even introduce legislation. They can only approve things that are introduced there by the higher levels of the Euro-dictatorship/Oligarchy.

A legislative body that cannot introduce legislation. That’s what they have.


5 posted on 01/28/2014 12:02:15 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Olog-hai

Another layer of government never hurt anyone....says the German.


6 posted on 01/28/2014 12:06:41 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Olog-hai

But don’t worry, the Euro Parliament can _request_ that the appointed European commission introduce legislation. And the Commission of course kind of has to answer to the Euro Council who appoints them.

So the EU legislative body is insulated from the voters by at least 2 levels.

And the Ukrainian dim bulbs are hoping for a very second class status within THAT kind of a governing body. Europe is entertaining.


7 posted on 01/28/2014 12:11:38 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: DesertRhino

Yes, Europarl. The biggest rubber-stamp toy parliament in history.

And of course the Commission, with the lack of accountability (all appointed) and the lack of separation of powers (has sole legislative initiative and the power to pass those laws).


8 posted on 01/28/2014 12:22:12 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: DesertRhino

In fairness, even being part of the EU is better than being made into Russia’s bitch, which is seen as the alternative...


9 posted on 01/28/2014 5:29:50 PM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

They’re about the same in terms of loss of dignity.


10 posted on 01/28/2014 7:38:10 PM PST by Olog-hai
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