Tag: Jose Manuel Barroso

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Campaign to back Barroso getting dirty

As an alumnus of the College of Europe in Bruges I periodically get e-mails on the student e-mail lists. This one has recently reached me: Dear Alumni, Following  the recent elections for the European Parliament, the nomination of the Commission’s President is now on the European Agenda. The European Movement […]

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Ireland – the referendum, EP elections and the Commission

The European Parliament has had to make one formal adjustment for June’s elections – as opposed to the 750 MEPs foreseen in the Treaty of Lisbon (rejected by the Irish), 732 MEPs will instead be elected. A few countries get a few less MEPs. Easy. Well, perhaps not… The first […]

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Anti-Barroso forces becoming more vocal

It’s pleasing to see that there are finally some high level politicians voicing their critique of José Manuel Barroso with the determination that he should not get a second term of office as President of the European Commission. Anyone But Barroso lives! First of all the European Greens at their […]

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Barroso as maoist rebel, and Berlusconi as, erm, Berlusconi

My favourite member of the European Commission has an interesting past… Hat tip: EUX.tv / Schuman Square Silvio Berlusconi instead seems to think it’s OK – in public – to look like he’s more than attracted to a traffic warden. Eeeuuuuggghhh. Please, please get rid of that man. Hat tip: […]