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kevin wrote:We'll see if the parliament actually agrees to the proposal. In the past, they have pretty consistently insisted on their influence instead of agreeing to things that would weaken the position of the parliament.
md0 wrote:She sounds like a war hawk too.
md0 wrote:The way out is a compromise though, and since the Comission likes neither the EPP nor the SD lead candidate, it's still going to be someone who we didn't vote for and whom some member state government wants to send away for a while. I don't forsee the two main parties denying the ECs proposal forever.
For a healthy political system, EPP and S&D would have to be in different blocks, but there are no realistic majorities that don't include both of them and at least one more party. This cannot result in much good, but that's how the election result is.
But I don't see any chance that the EU is moving away from "one commissioner for each members state". As much as I'd like it, things are moving in the opposite direction.
kevin wrote:md0 wrote:But I also wonder why Vestager was never discussed seriously. She's not my favourite, but she was sort of a spitzenkandidat and should be at least acceptable for both EPP and S&D. That would be a much better result than nominating someone who had nothing to do with the election at all.
md0 wrote:Democratisation postponed until further notice
https://www.euronews.com/2019/07/16/wat ... -president
I'd love to see the vote breakdown by MEP and European Party, but apparently S&D and ALDE just went with the flow. Apparently they went with secret ballot too.
md0 wrote:I know nothing about AKK now that you mention it. What sort of politician is she in relation to mainstream CDU politics?
Yasna wrote:md0 wrote:I know nothing about AKK now that you mention it. What sort of politician is she in relation to mainstream CDU politics?
Pretty much a clone of Merkel. Pragmatic, not very ideological.
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