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The right to dismiss Commissioners?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Nov 25th, 2008 at 06:37:33 PM EST
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That is definetly something. Care to explain the rules of it or give me a link?

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by A swedish kind of death on Tue Nov 25th, 2008 at 07:32:16 PM EST
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In a world where unanimous decisions are usual, having the right to promote a dissenting one is important. This is the way the EU parliament works, and there are example of it having an actual effect (in environmental matters for what i would know). It has the right to ask the commission to rewrite its documents. THe council decides, but it does so on commission written documents, if these documents are revised by the parliament, it means you have some way to modify them.

I believe you should see it as some sort of Venice Doge Republic, rather than a copy of the US constitution. the MEP would be some kind of "Grand conseil" or "Conseil des 40" for Europe.

It shouldn't be dismissed.

Deutschland über alles

by Xavier in Paris on Wed Nov 26th, 2008 at 03:09:37 PM EST
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the EU parliament also approve the newly instated comission, with a veto right. Remember the Santer commission. (which was dismissed by parliament)

Deutschland über alles
by Xavier in Paris on Wed Dec 17th, 2008 at 03:01:12 PM EST
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