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A Council protocol will aim to completely reverse the basic rule of European democracy defended passionately and with courage over decades by such European democrats as Robert Schuman, Paul-Henri Spaak and Joseph Luns. Many Commissioners in the past also fought an unequal battle to maintain democratic values against the return to raw, bare-knuckle, power politics.… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

According to the law of the jungle, powerful beasts dominate and exploit the weak and unprotected. It is the law of Europe’s history over centuries. The only viable and successful alternative so far tried is the remarkable supranational innovation of Community democracy. It protected the weak, reconciled former enemies and laid the foundation for a… » read more

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First step: Read the Treaties! Here’s what Europe’s founding treaty says: “Members … shall exercise their functions in complete independence, in the general interest of the Community. In the fulfilment of their duties, they shall neither solicit nor accept instructions from any government or from any organization. They shall abstain from all conduct incompatible with… » read more

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Get ready for a new crisis — the transatlantic monetary avalanche. This will be the result of President Barack Hussein Obama’s policy of pouring some 4.5 Trillion dollars into the US system. The aim is to buy out toxic assets created by toxic financiers and decades of toxic government policy. The problem is that it… » read more

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The proposed treaty will make it impossible for Parliament to sack the Commission for overt corruption, even of the type that stinks in the public’s noses. Here’s how the degradation of Europe’s democracy was instigated. Either by malice, lust for power or ignorance, political party machines are trying to block or subvert the checks and… » read more

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EU reverses illegal blacklisting Vice-President of the European Parliament Alejo Vidal-Quadras declared that the EU’s removal of the terrorist label from the PMOI, (People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran) was ‘a ‘victory of rule of law, logic and the end of injustice.’ His statement on 26 January came after the EU’s Council of Ministers had quietly… » read more

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It would be unwise for politicians to presume that the EU will become any entity based on the Lisbon Treaty. The Irish are most likely to vote No again. Many politicians, diplomats and officials have been planning their careers while waiting for the ratification with its promised bonanza of new top jobs. Simple, back-of-the-envelope calculations… » read more

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Posted on Mrs Wallstrom’s blog about the Irish Parliament’s report on the second referendum December 2008 7 jan 2009 Dear Vice President Wallstrom, I am very happy to see your support for a proper understanding of European history and the integration process. Obviously the founding philosophy of Europe is essential material for politicians and for… » read more

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