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We haven't done it. Macron and Merkel have cemented in place the actual head of the Commission, Sec-Gen Martin Selmayr, with a token figure as front (which was previously the case with Juncker anyway). In return Macron got a Frenchwoman into the BCE (something of a token too, because Lagarde is a lawyer, not a central banker).

It seems (say "reports") that some countries voiced disapproval on Monday of Selmayr's excessive power (and abuse of) at the Commission. Were these voices heard?

I used to be afew. I'm still not many.

by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Wed Jul 3rd, 2019 at 08:12:35 AM EST
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