Day One of New EU Patent War
Posted Jul 22, 2006 16:30 UTC (Sat) by kleptog
In reply to: Day One of New EU Patent War
Parent article: Day One of New EU Patent War
I'm saddened to hear you feel so badly about the way the EU was set up. It's the result of 50 years of work. At each stage every elected government at the time had a veto on the result. They were governments that citizens of the EU at the time had elected to represent them. If you really think every government for the last fifty years was seriously not looking out for their own citizen's interests, well, I'm sorry.
However, what you're suggesting as an alternative as totally impractical. The treaty exists to protect the member countries from the EU, much in the same way as a constitution exists to protect citizens from their government. As much as I think the EP is good idea, I'm not going to trust them above my own national government. For that reason, there should be clearly defined limits to the power of the EU and no EP or anything is going to fiddle with that.
Are there really any sections of the TCE you want the EP or the European Council to be able to fiddle with? I say nail 'em down so they can't move and if it takes 60,000 words to do so, so be it.
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