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Edmund Stoiber once caused something of an uproar when he said "unfortunately, not everyone in Germany is as intelligent as in Bavaria". 

Though he no longer presides over that picturesque state, the veteran politician retains considerable clout. And he continues to behave with the same kind of braggadocio. 

Stoiber now heads a "high-level" group set up by the European Commission to advise on how "administrative burdens" faced by business can be reduced. Last year, he became embroiled in a mini-controversy when it emerged that he had taken up the cudgels against an anti-smoking law then under preparation in Brussels because the Bavarian tobacco industry had asked him to. 

Most of his other recent activities have barely received any scrutiny in the mainstream press.  This is inexcusable. Stoiber and his acolytes are taking an "everything must go" approach to social and environmental protections. We, journalists, should be questioning why this bonfire of regulations is occurring, not sitting back until every measure that progressive movements have fought for turns to ash.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Mar 10th, 2013 at 03:53:25 PM EST
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How does somebody with such obviously questionable attitudes get to have significant power within the Commission ?

The moment some politician starts going on about "intelligence and IQ" between areas or races, ring the alarm bells and keep the bastard way from the levers

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Mar 11th, 2013 at 04:09:33 AM EST
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