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The EC is what?
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Apr 27th, 2018 at 09:26:24 AM EST
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Too reductive? m'k.
European Commission is the EU's politically independent executive arm. It is alone responsible for drawing up proposals for new European legislation, and it implements the decisions of the European Parliament and the Council of the EU.
occasionally

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Apr 27th, 2018 at 10:25:44 AM EST
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"The Presidency is a branch of the House of Representatives."
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Apr 27th, 2018 at 10:55:50 AM EST
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Indeed. In the US it is quite common for constituents and the press to speak of the current occupant of the executive office of the federal government as the leader of < reckless eyeballin' > his party's (EU-Eng. "political group") representatives occuping the US Congress, having been duly elected by "real" people, skulking in the hinterlands, identified by the US Constitution as the Several States.

I admit, the none of the several presidencies (EP, EC, Council) established to date by members of EU gov have attained a similar distinction or palpable constituencies. Therein lies, Mr Kissinger notoriously noted, the charming anarchy of the Union.

You may admit, now, the form that the people's bureaucracy assumes on any given day in no way belies their political purposes.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Apr 27th, 2018 at 12:45:56 PM EST
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Invoking [MAJORITARIAN UNITARY EXECUTIVE THEORY], Europe shuts the door to neonics
18 member states, including France, Germany, Italy and the UK, have endorsed a Commission proposal to further restrict the use of three active substances use in pesticides (Bayer's imidacloprid and clothianidin, and Syngenta's thiamethoxam).

The countries that voted against were Hungary, Romania, Denmark and the Czech Republic

ahem. Politico Pleb | Commission a step closer to Juncker's pledge to save the bees
Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Finland abstained from the vote.
which somewhat explains mathematical "urgency of now". It's the thought that counts most.
Politico Pro | 16 countries voted to back permanent ban on pesticides linked to harming bees

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Apr 28th, 2018 at 09:36:43 PM EST
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