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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Attack of the Bow Tied PM

Its not often I get cheered up by the sight of a politician trying to undermine the courts, but I will make an exception here.

Judges at the European Union’s top court must pay more attention to national sensitivities or risk fuelling growing public antipathy towards the EU, Wolfgang Schüssel, chancellor of Austria, has warned.
Good on that man, although not everyone will see it the same way:
Mr Schüssel denied he was trying to apply political influence on the court, which jealously guards its role as the independent arbiter of the EU laws.
The problem is that the court is not independent and uses it powers invariably to extend the remit of the EU, often into areas where officially it shouldn’t go. So if it get a little political pressure from the other side (and more importantly publicity about its agenda) then it’s no more than adding a little ying to their very powerful yang.

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