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"I will not allow the European Commission to be sidelined," Barroso told his aides afterwards.

"But obviously, I will collude with Merkel to sideline the European Parliament", he didn't even need to add.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Tue Feb 1st, 2011 at 04:51:08 AM EST
"But I am too feeble and ineffectual a president to actually prevent the Commission being increasingly sidelined," is another line he kept to himself.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Feb 1st, 2011 at 05:37:07 AM EST
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