July 17, 2014

Yet Another Fine Mess for the European Union

The Economist, The Economist

The Associated Press

THE European Union is chronically bad at filling its most senior jobs. The choice of Luxembourg’s Jean-Claude Juncker, a federalist insider, as president of the European Commission was a poor response to the many ordinary folk who are dissatisfied with the EU. It was also an unwelcome power grab by the European Parliament, which arrogated to itself the right to nominate Mr Juncker and “elected” him this week.

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