Monday, 2 July 2007

German federalists are pleased with summit outcome

The President of the European Parliament and veteran federalist, Hans-Georg Pöttering, has said that the new treaty has ensured that the President of the European Commission will be elected by the European Parliament, and that this will therefore strengthen the role of the Parliament.

Pöttering said everyone had been very shocked when Jaroslaw Kaczynski put Poland’s war dead into the equation and that it would take a long time for the German-Polish relationship to recover from this episode.

Pöttering rejected complaints that the new treaty was difficult to understand. “The essence of the constitution has been preserved,” he said. [Handelsblatt, 23 June 2007]

---- An excerpt from John Laughland's Intelligence Digest. For a free e-mail subscription to the Intelligence Digest, please click here. ----

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