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Het leukste is gemerkt AAA AAA AAA waaruit blijkt dat Barroso bang is voor NIET STEMMERS. Dat kan NietStemmers het gevoel geven dat ze toch positief bezig zijn!!!!!
***El País reports that Gordon Brown launched Labour’s European election campaign in Derbyshire yesterday, warning that Britain risks losing jobs and influence in the EU if ‘eurosceptic’ parties do well in the June elections. Brown said that 3 million jobs depend on the EU and 60 percent of British exports go to the 27 member states.
Kennelijk worden Engelsen ook voor de gek gehouden en bedreigd.
***New poll shows 70% of Germans want the Lisbon Treaty to be re-negotiated
***New poll: 60% of Germans and 64% of Britons don’t trust the EU to combat the economic crisis *** Spain has been one of the worst affected by the economic
***downturn, with unemployment at 17.4% in March.
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*** Barroso: Abstention in EP elections allows “eurosceptics and extremists to take over our debate”.
El Mundo reports that during a conference in Madrid yesterday José Manuel Durão Barroso, the President of the European Commission, expressed ****his concern over low turnout in the elections, saying “the risk of abstention is that it allows eurosceptics and extremists to take over our debate and our future”.
***Declan Ganley: “Our aim is 100 MEPs”.
In an interview with FAZ, Libertas Chairman Declan Ganley has spoken with confidence regarding a victory for Libertas in the European elections: “Our aim is to provide 100 MEPs. No matter whether they are passionate Europeans according to Brussels’ definition or Euroliberals or Eurosceptics, they all end up at Libertas. In Brussels, they all say the democratic deficit had to be bridged. Libertas is the bridge”.
When asked by FAZ whether he wants to enter the European Parliament as “Mr No”, Ganley replied “No. I want to become Mr. Democracy or Mr. Europe. At the moment, there is a tyranny of the mediocrity in Europe”. Ganley also said, “It is definitely undemocratic, if governments annul a democratic vote, such as in France and the Netherlands, where countries rejected the Constitutional Treaty and are then not even asked on Lisbon anymore. It is definitely undemocratic to tell the Irish in a Hugo Chávez manner: You have to vote again because we didn’t like the result”.
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