A silent coup d’état in Brussels http://www.tlaxcala-int.org/article.asp?reference=5221
On June 19, 2010, during a conference held at the European University of Florence, the day after the European Council adopted the Economic European Governance package, the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Durão Barroso, called the control measures of economic and financial discipline imposed on the EU Member States a “silent and gradual revolution.” “Sometimes in Europe small steps are the most important ones. Please read yesterday's conclusions closely from the European Council.
What's happening is a silent revolution, a silent revolution in terms of stronger economic governance that comes about gradually. The Member States have now accepted – I hope they understood it exactly – granting very important powers to the European institutions regarding [economic] surveillance and stricter control of public finances. That was yesterday. Of course they accepted it in principle. Now we are supposed to legislate,” said Barroso.
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