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If Ireland obtains to keep its commissioner, I'll start a campaign to obtain a commissioner for the Rhône-Alpes Region! After all, we are more than 6 million...

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Thu Aug 28th, 2008 at 07:47:31 AM EST
Blame Napoleon or Parisian imperialism - but you guys gave up your rights to Sovereignty a long time ago.  If you want access to our 200 mile fishing zone - you have to allow us to keep out commissioner - and, as a special bonus, we will allow France to keep their's as well....

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Aug 28th, 2008 at 11:12:01 AM EST
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you guys gave up your rights to Sovereignty a long time ago

Oh, come on, that is not irreversible if history is any guide.

A vivid image of what should exist acts as a surrogate for reality. Pursuit of the image then prevents pursuit of the reality -- John K. Galbraith

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Aug 28th, 2008 at 11:17:53 AM EST
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No, clearly that's impossible. Undermining French sovereignty and territorial integrity like that would be illegal under international law. OTOH, if one of those nasty Trotskyists wins the next presidential election...

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Thu Aug 28th, 2008 at 12:01:26 PM EST
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In any case, this is a problem internal to France for you guys to resolve amongst yourselves.  By all means have an agreement to Rotate the French Commissioner through the regions  - or even that the Lyonaise aristocracy should have the rights of succession.  In any case, as we all know, the Commissioner is there to serve the EU as a whole and not represent their country.  We have given you Charlie McCreevy to help run your economy and Ryanair to fill your airspace...  Please be grateful

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Aug 28th, 2008 at 03:24:49 PM EST
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