Sunday, 24 May 2009

Member states' useless fights: Where to place EU agencies

What is among the biggest and most controversial political questions in the European Union?

The Lisbon Treaty? The European Parliament elections? The next European Commission? The EU-China summit? The EU-Russia summit? The financial crisis?

No, these are minor issues, compared to the question where to place EU agencies.

This time some member states are fighting for the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators; I have reported about it in December.

And this is what I said about it in December:

"We will witness yet another fight between the member states where to place the agency [...]."

And sadly enough, I was right.

Member states, you get on my nerves with your useless fight in which you invest more time than in important policy questions!