O Intermitente<br> (So long, farewell, auf weidersehen, good-bye)

O Intermitente
(So long, farewell, auf weidersehen, good-bye)

quarta-feira, maio 05, 2004

Constituição Europeia

Contrariando a unanimidade que as notícas reportavam, o discurso de Jens-Peter Bonde foi bastante crítico para com o tratado constitucional:

Mr. President,

Today we commemorate Monnet and Spinelli.

I have read Monnet?s memoirs with great pleasure, but nowhere have I found support for the undemocratic super-centralised EU state which the EU Constitution is now introducing.

Monnet envisioned a small practical Commission in Brussels, NOT an uncontrollable bureaucratic monster beset by fraud totalling about 10 billion euros a year.

During my first 10 years in the EU Parliament, I was Spinelli?s equivalent in the budget control committee and I have great respect for his consistent federal way of thinking.

It was he and Emanuelle Gazzo, the founder of the Agence Europe, who taught me that federalism is not centralism, but the idea of democracy on a higher level than the nation state.

posted by Miguel Noronha 9:11 da manhã

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