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hmm, yes, well, synopses of current events: euractiv published two provocative reports collecting responses to Council fiat appointments, "back-room" is the euphemism for the week. (I truly can't be bothered with Anglo-merican syndicated propaganda about EU gov political competition.)

MEPs furious over Council's `backroom horse-trade' on EU top jobs

Position statements "on the record" seem to illustrate diverse, low-profile sources within (1) EP groups and (2) states' bureaucracies. For that I commend euractiv journalists.

Member states eye EU Commission portfolios

Quite notwithstanding the Council public defense of EU gov hierarchy (quoting Tusk. uh oh), elected officials in both cohorts are intent on ahhh disintermediating the Council's ahhh aristotlian calculus of the ahhh mean, 2019-2024. Methods adopted by those cohorts to accomplish this common goal will exploit formal ("consent" vote) and residual authorities over issue-oriented goals by ahh "back-room" delegations.

practice, practice, practice

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Jul 4th, 2019 at 03:02:17 PM EST
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