segunda-feira, outubro 13, 2003
Bolkestein accuses Commission of over-regulating
Frits Bolkestein, the European Commissioner for the Internal Market, is demanding stronger safeguards in the EU Constitution against his own institution's "tendency to over regulate".
In a highly critical interview with the Dutch newspaper, NRC Handelsblad, the Dutch Commissioner argues for stronger competences for national parliaments to block excessive Commission legislation.
He stated: "National parliaments should not only be able to show a yellow card to call back the Commission, as is proposed in the Draft Constitution. They should also be able to show a red card, so the Commission can be blocked in its tendency to over regulate".
Mr Bolkestein added: "The Commission will never accept this, but somehow a brake system has to be built into the Constitution".
posted by Miguel Noronha 10:21 da manhã
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