The Count

So there it is. Lisbon II is all set to go ahead next October. Probably. Provided the British don’t lose their bottle in the face of falling poll numbers. And provided José Manuel Barrosso doesn’t extend the commission’s term of office until say, the end of 2009. And provided the Czechs don’t throw a spanner… Continue reading The Count

Pork Barrel Politics

The EU member States agreed in principle when negotiating in 2000 ‘to reduce the size of the Commission once the Union reached 27 countries. This was in recognition of the reality that there would be insufficient portfolios to go around.’ But now, Commission president Manuel Barroso now says that he would personally support holding on… Continue reading Pork Barrel Politics