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

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

segunda-feira, agosto 30, 2004

Alemanha Sim, Barroso Não

O Alemanha voltou a rejeitar a pretensão da Comissão Europeia (agora liderada por Durão Barroso) em aumentar o orçamento comunitário.

"I will remind the President of the European Commission very cordially that one cannot, on the one side, always call for respect of the Maastricht criteria, and on the other ask for more money for the European Union budget"

Ao contrário do que se passa noutras questões O Intermitente apoia a rejeição dos alemães às pretensões do nosso ex-PM.

ADENDA: Pode parecer plágio mas (garanto que) não é. Johan Norberg escreveu um post quase idêntico acerca deste assunto.

JUST SAY NO TO BARROSO: Many, including myself, have seen Barroso's EU Commission as a symbol of a "more liberal, more Atlanticist" European Union (to use the frightened words of outgoing French trade commissioner, Pascal Lamy). That's true. But even more market-minded Eurocrats wants you to pick up the bill for their pet projects. Barroso has said that he agrees with his predecessor Prodi that the EU budget should increase from 100 billion to 143.1 billion annually, something the big countries so far reject. It would still only be 1.14 per cent of the Union´s gross national income. But it is a huge increase. And if the EU is not to become a special interest-driven, tax-and-spend real life-illustration of public choice-theories, this is where we must draw the line. This time, I'm with the French and the Germans.

posted by Miguel Noronha 2:51 da tarde

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