Thursday 23 April 2009

European Parliament challenges the Council, its budget, and Javier Solana

Very, very, interesting interview from EuroparlTV:

The EP's budget control committee is rejecting an old 1970 "gentlemen's agreement" which said that the EP wouldn't care for the budget of the Council.

The committee demands insight into all details of the Council's budget, and Mr. Søndergaard (United European Left) even challenges the post of Council Secretary General Javier Solana in case the Council doesn't present satisfactory figures.