Prague - An ally of eurosceptic Czech President Vaclav Klaus launched a political party that aims to campaign against the European Union's Lisbon Treaty and run in June's European Parliament polls. The party's leading founder Petr Mach, 33, a former aide to the president, chairs the Centre for Economics and Politics, a free- market thinktank founded by Klaus.
Mach said his Free Citizen's Party is not a branch of the pan- European Libertas movement, established by controversial Irish businessman Declan Ganley, but is ready to cooperate with it.
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The voters may merely be expressing their dissatisfaction with an excessively self-absorbed institution.
Why, George, do you think that the EU-parliament is "an excessive self-absorbing institution"? Any examples (besides the two parliamentary locations)?
My comment wasn't addressed to the EU Parliament specifically, but rather to the institution as a whole. The regulatory and legislative reach of the EU government into the lives on people across the continent has increased substantially over the past decade, and I assume there might be some reaction to the effort to implement the current/next stage of growth of EU governance through a treaty designed to bypass the previous electoral process.
Well I wouldn't want to permanently give up bashing Europeans.
[.................The Commissioners of the EU Commission (the "government") are appointed by the member-states; the President by the EU-Council and then
officially "elected" by the European Parliament.
Depressing indeed, nihm.
(georgeob1, this is what I meant by terrible results)