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The EU is in a phase of strengthening supra-national institutions and the EPP wants to do that under its own terms.

That would be nice (even if the EPP held the reins) but it's not what's happening. what we're seeing is more inter-governmental stuff and in particular big countries, led by France and Germany, trying to impose a directorate on everybody else.

This has long been a temptation of France, which Germany used to resist, with the help of federalist countries like the Benelux, but now that the Dutch are on the side of the "we are virtuous and want the evil Southerners to pay for -their- our banks' sins" they are helping the German attempts.

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by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Tue Jun 7th, 2011 at 05:07:07 AM EST

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