That Was Quick

A reasonably reliable source has given me some tips on outcomes expected from the current summit in Brussels:

* They will reach an agreement on the draft of the constitution. The European Parliament will have even more members, and the rules on qualified majorities will be sorted out.

* They will not agree on a successor to Romano Prodi as President of the European Commission. That decision will be put off until the third week of July.

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About Doug Merrill

Freelance journalist based in Tbilisi, following stints in Atlanta, Budapest, Munich, Warsaw and Washington. Worked for a German think tank, discovered it was incompatible with repaying US student loans. Spent two years in financial markets. Bicycled from Vilnius to Tallinn. Climbed highest mountains in two Alpine countries (the easy ones, though). American center-left, with strong yellow dog tendencies. Arrived in the Caucasus two weeks before its latest war.

1 thought on “That Was Quick

  1. It’s a shame Chirac dismissed Patten, and despite the excuses he gave, it doesn’t seem to me that a left-wing Fleming in the position would be notably more in France’s interest than a nominally Tory Brit. Ah well.

    There are worse things than a bigger parliament, I suppose. I hope the majority voting rules aren’t _too_ unworkable.

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