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EU leaders decline to endorse Juncker (the liar)
Associated Press ^ | 28.05.14 @ 01:45 | Valentina Pop

Posted on 05/28/2014 11:35:43 AM PDT by Olog-hai

EU leaders on Tuesday (27 May) tasked council chief Herman Van Rompuy with exploring who could fill top EU posts and gather a majority in the European Parliament, with consultations set to last at least until the end of June.

They ignored a request made earlier in the day by the leaders of the political groups in the European Parliament to task Jean-Claude Juncker with trying to get a majority behind him for the European Commission presidency. […]

Commenting on the leaders’ decision, outgoing Socialist group leader Hannes Swoboda tweeted that it’s “absurd that Juncker has our backing to start negotiations, but is blocked in the Council by his own EPP family!” …

(Excerpt) Read more at euobserver.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: eucommission; euelections; eussr; jeanclaudejuncker
“When it becomes serious, you have to lie.” — Jean Claude Juncker, May 2011
1 posted on 05/28/2014 11:35:43 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Those guys aren’t actually elected, right?


2 posted on 05/28/2014 11:42:02 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

All of the commissioners, including the president, are appointed. They are the EU’s Politburo, having both legislative and executive power, the very thing that Montesquieu warned against.


3 posted on 05/28/2014 11:55:04 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Exactly, its always a bad idea for the executive branch to make laws. Like Obama does.


4 posted on 05/28/2014 11:58:04 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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