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In all European history, the European Commission amounts to the greatest innovation of political governance systems of Europe. It is not found in centralised systems. It is not found in confederal systems. It is not found in federal systems. The European Commission — which was first called the High Authority — is an Honest Broker.… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

Shouldn’t the world and all Europeans be grateful to the man who brought to our attention the essentials for the world to have peace? Shouldn’t all European schoolchildren know his name? Some people might say: ‘We know it was Jean Monnet who brought Europe a Community and peace. That is why we call it the… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

In October 1957 the Council of Ministers asked the High Authority to prepare a general Energy policy for Europe. Why? because Europe was becoming more and more dependent on Middle East oil and this was a highly unstable area. The High Authority was equivalent of today’s Commission in Europe’s founding and pioneering European Community for… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

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

Posted by David Heilbron Price