January 27, 2005

UNTOUCHABLES:

Europe is at a crossroads, says Commission (Honor Mahony, 26.01.2005, EU Observer)

The European Union is at a crossroads and needs to get back in touch with large sections of the population is the message contained in a new five-year programme for the 25-nation bloc.

Unveiled by Commission president José Manuel Durao Barroso on Wednesday (26 January), the 13-page plan refers to a gap between a "significant section" of the public and decisions taken in Brussels.

"The reasons for this reduced confidence are widespread and include sluggish economic growth, heightened feelings of economic and personal insecurity, fears of a loss of identity and a more general feeling of 'disconnect' between what happens in 'Brussels' and in people's everyday lives".


Of course, were they in touch with the population they'd fold up the EU.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 27, 2005 7:10 AM
Comments

Well this is reason to cheer. The head eurocrat wants the appartaus to get in touch with large sections of the population. Hope their papers are in order.

Posted by: LUCIFEROUS at January 27, 2005 9:09 PM
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