Friday 24 April 2009

The public relations of the EU-Council after its budget denial

The EU-Council has reacted with a press release (PDF) to the denial of the European Parliament to discharge its budget, as shown in this post.

If this is meant to be a public relations activity by the Council, then this is absolutely poor!

It looks to me like the helpless try of the Council Secretariat (not even of the Council itself) to safe its reputation. But its really badly done, and I don't believe that this will satisfy the Parliament, since it doesn't even satisfies me.


Ralf Grahn said...

When the Council refers to a "Gentleman's agreement" older than most of the readers of your blog, it should produce it for all to read.

On the other hand, since the Council (Secretariat) has contested the legality of discharge with regard to the Council, it is now up to the European Parliament to clarify its grounds.

Only open discussion and factual arguments bring the process frward and give EU ctizens a chance to evaluate the different positions.

Julien Frisch said...

The Council Secretariat' legal service still appears to be the most conservative sub-institution of the Union...