Friday 20 March 2009

EPP backs Barroso, and PES won't oppose: A sad day for the EU!

Yesterday was a sad day for the European Union:

EPP leaders have backed Barroso to remain EU Commission President after the 2009 elections. And Jean explains why the Socialists - the PES - won't oppose Barroso, either.

What a sad day for the European Union!


Ralf Grahn said...

Considerin how little the Lisbon Treaty offers EU citizens directly, the closing of this window of opportunity is more than sad; it is a major setback.

If political parties representing nearly 500 million residents (about 375 million potential voters) are unwilling or unable to field competing candidates for the only top job somehow dependent on voters' choice, the Europarties have failed in their primary task and responsibility.