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All normal, honest citizens who can read and follow the treaty laws should be excluded from future Commissions. That, in effect, is what the present Commission-politicians have recommended. All these high-paid Commission posts will be reserved for political friends, they say. Only Top Citizens (members of their parties) can become Commissioners. It is completely contrary… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

What is happening to YOUR money and that of your children and grandchildren? Grave defects in proposals to create the European Finance and Stability Facility/Mechanism (EFSF), the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), and the Fiscal Compact (TSCG) will radically change your life and all Europeans. Will politicians succeed in destroying sound money by their shenanigans behind… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

Can a Parliament and any other allegedly ‘democratic institution’ ban the public and journalists from their meetings? Do they have the legal right? Once they have shut the doors, can they then make a deal to IMPOSE a budget on taxpayers who are not present? Is this secretive procedure LEGAL? If it is not, is… » read more

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Having received a reply from the European Commission again refusing to publish the Great Charter of the Founding Fathers of the European Community, I was invited by the European Ombudsman to give my reactions. Background The Founding Fathers of Europe defined 18 April 1951 as the day which was the Birthday of Europe. Their signatures… » read more

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Should European fighter aircraft be bombing and strafing tanks and killing soldiers across the EU’s southern borders? Is there a better way, a way to peace? Can Europe’s greatest success be applied across North Africa? The greatest event in recent European history — perhaps in all of European history over the last recorded two thousand… » read more

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The following letter was sent to Mr Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council about public access to discussions inside the European Council on public money. Schuman Project 11 November 2010 Mr Herman Van Rompuy President, European Council Public access to Budgetary draft legislation meetings Dear President Van Rompuy, At the European Council press… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

Seventy years ago Europeans fought a war about theft of property. The Nazis were kleptocrats. The gang stole from everyone they could. It became a planetary war. In Germany Hitler disenfranchised many of his honest citizens. He stripped them of their wealth and then sent them with any persistent supporters, Jews, Christians, journalists or political… » read more

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Can the Council and the European Council be taken to Court for illegal action on the budget? The question was raised following my last commentary. Billions of public money are involved in a time of austerity and financial crises. The European Council, the Council of Ministers and the Parliament could all be potential offenders and… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

The European Parliament conducts its plenary Budget debate in public. It is obliged by Treaty articles, even if did not want to. Its Budget Committee is also open to the public. That is defined by the Rules of Procedure. There are many other meetings that Parliament holds, all usually in public. Parliaments feel that they… » read more

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Quite often in the last years, going through the European Parliament is like entering a bazaar. In the spacious hallways you are faced with many companies, NGOs and interest groups each with their stalls. Quite often they hold major exhibitions. They show off what each group considers useful propaganda films. Enthusiastic ‘sales assistants’ press leaflets… » read more

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