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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

No taxation without representation: bloggingportal.eu

blogging portal.eu, an aggregator for the European blogosphere, highlights the Campaign for a PES Primary as one of the two major stories of the week. The other story is the European Commissions plans for direct EU taxation. That's some exalted company we're keeping ... Taxation AND Representation!

The blog notes, "A campaign has started up to encourage the Party of European Socialists (PES) to hold a primary before they nominate their candidate for Commission President. PES members would, according to the proposed system, vote for their preferred candidate (which might force the PES to actually nominate somebody and avoid a repeat of the embarrassing situation in 2009 when Barroso was re-elected unopposed). Some bloggers agree – seeing this as a strengthening of parliamentary democracy at the EU level. Others, however, would prefer a complete overhaul of the post of Commission President until it resembled something more like a presidential system."

Read the rest of the article here.

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