In "former" times, old or worn-out national politicians became Members of the European Parliament to end their political career in a well-paid but invisible environment.
Far away from their capitals - in order not to interfere with national politics anymore - they could live in tranquility and enjoy the luxury of inconsequential politcs.
But times are changing. Following the example of a young MEP who became Finnish foreign minister, more politicians seem to find their way back into national politics.
And this time, it goes high up: EPP-ED deputy Valdis Dombrovskis (ED member) has been elected new prime minister of Latvia, as Anita Kalmane reports on Th!nk about it!, informing that Liene Liepina (who already was short-time MEP in 2004) will be his short-term successor in Brussels and Strasbourg.
Dombrovskis has quite a tough job coming up seeing the effects of the crisis in Latvia, and let's wait whether his experience in the EP was of help to get his work done.
Pierre Moscovici: Union libre
3 hours ago