vrijdag, 10 december 2004
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Neelie zegt het zelf!

Uit berichten van Euobserver lazen we vandaag dat Neelie ons stukje van gisteren, Kroes anti Vrijheid, persoonlijk bevestigt.

Wel, dat ze geen “pussycat” is, hoefde ze niet te vertellen, dat wist iedereen al lang.

Hier het bericht uit de Euobserver:
– Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes on Thursday (9 December) dismissed claims that she is too close to business interests to be tough on anti-competitive behaviour as she blocked a proposed merger of Portugal’s main gas and electricity companies.
Defending herself against critics, Mrs Kroes said, “A couple of people suggested that I would hold back … that I wouldn’t take tough action against businesses that violate the Competition rules because I was too close to business interests … and that I would be some kind of pussycat”.
She continued, “the decisions [taken today] are hard evidence to the contrary … I promised that I would blow the whistle when needed and today I have put that into practice”.
“This decision shows I will walk the walk as well as talk the talk … there will be no pussycat here for the next five years”.

 
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