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Thursday, November 18, 2004

A couple EU related bits of business

First, the EU has lost the interim verdict in the WTO case over branding by national origin. Good. Of all the silly stupid protectionist moves this one ranks near the top. Hopefully the final ruling will be the same.

Second, for the tenth year in a row the EUs accounts have been failed by the Court of Auditors.

The court refused to give a positive assurance on the legality and regularity of 93 per cent of the EU budget

It beggars belief, it really does. We don't need to look for corporate criminals, the corruption is out in the bloody open, for ten years, and no one seems to do anything about it. The UN oil for food business is small fry. And while the European Parliament is content to give sanctious to religious discrimination they just sit on their collective arse about the most pressing matters.

Just one more reason why I am opposed to such things as the Constitutional treaty.

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