Kommentti EU:n huippuvirkojen täytöstä

Muutama lainaus koskien uutta presidenttiämme:

“Turkey is not a part of Europe and will never be part of Europe.” (Mr Van Rompuy)

“If the point of the Lisbon Treaty was to create a more prominent face for Europe, the result on Thursday was the opposite. It appeared to be a political deal that would do little to reduce the power, stature and influence of big nations or their foreign ministers.” (New York Times)

It is jaw-dropping. It is the end of ambition for the E.U. — really disappointing.” (Olivier Ferrand, president of Terra Nova, a center-left research institute in France)

Ennen viime EU parlamenttivaaleja pohdin seuraavaa esimerkkiä:

“Protesting over the inability of their politicians to elect a city mayor more than five months after the last elections, local residents in Mostar – Bosnia-Herzegovina – brought a donkey to demonstrations last week, proposing the animal be the city’s new Mayor.” (Lets elect donkey Parliament)

Tulevaisuus näyttänee olisiko em bosnialainen aloite sovellettuna EU:n huippuvirkoihin johtanut parempaan lopputulokseen. Arvio paremmuudesta tosin riippuu mm painotuksesta – kannattaako vahvaa EU:ta vai sen yhteisöä pelkkänä kansallisvaltioiden yhtenä keskustelufoorumina.


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