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 […]
Tag: Jose Manuel Barroso
Before the EP elections I wrote a post expressing my exasperation at the PES when they stated they had a nominee for Commission President but would not state the name of that individual. Now Euractiv is reporting that there could be an alliance of the PES, Greens and ALDE to […]
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 […]
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 […]
Who says you can’t have a chuckle about EU politics? Cédric Puisney has produced these spoof European Parliament election posters – CC License / Flickr. I especially like the Barrosloth one! 🙂 The original, serious posters are here.
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: […]