Legislation passed by the Council or previous Parliament.
With 3 votes in favour and 2 votes against, the Refugee Protection Act has passed. Sir Edward Mountain, 4th Baronet of Oare Manor and BrendonSpeaker of the European CouncilCouncillor for the United Kingdom of Great Britain
The application to establish the European Liberals has been accepted. The European Liberals must hold a vote among its member councillors regarding its system of internal decision making within one month from today.Congratulations on being the second new-style Political Group in the Council!Speaker John Walters
I need an active Commission and I do not feel he is part of it.
I urge my Hon. and Rt Hon. friends and colleagues to view the obvious arrogance and indifference to democracy the Rt Hon. Premier Commissioner has. Never in my years on the Commission did I ever encounter such neglect or lack of concern for the People of the European Union. The resignation of my Rt Hon. friend, the Commissioner for Economics, is clear and evident proof of my accusations. The meetings of the Commission are in plain public view, and I encourage every member to read the Rt Hon. Premier Commissioner's comments and dictates. If any member doubts the verity of these and other presentments, they need only read from the Rt Hon. Premier Commissioner's own lips. The jury is in. What more proof need we to evaluate the motives of the Rt Hon. gentleman? The answer is none. We have all the proof we need. Please put an end to his self-seeking motives by voting no on the motion.
The Council of Ministers of the USSR refuses to comment. The figures presented before the Council are baseless accusations with no evidence backing them.
The European Council should best take interest in defusing aggressors rather than the 'Soviet empire of evil' as Western propaganda has so commonly depicted us to be.
We have been accused of being aggressors more than often due to military drills and mobilisations, however, by now, it should be apparent that the real threat to peace does not come from Moscow, but west of it.
I agree with the Rt Hon. Premier Commissioner that the legislative process in the European Union is rather astray and that an additional house with membership based on party affiliation would be more realistic. I would caution the Premier Commissioner from making sweeping and unfounded statements concerning the nature of the Constitution that contravert accepted policy and assurances from the Rt Hon. member for the Soviet Union. As to the other self-serving statements of the Rt Hon. gentleman, I shall defer my rebuttal to an election manifesto. Now is not the time for grand-standing or sabre-rattling.
Whilst I believe this proposal has significant merits, I still have a few questions. With perhaps 5 members of the elected house, Derbyshire may send 3 EPP-ED, 2 Independent and 1 ELP MEP's. How would this be played-out? Would only the party leaders and officers have a say in the voice of the party? Thus virtually every nation would have its fingers in every party's pie.
For further thought on this matter, I would propose roughly 308 to 350 members and a name such as the European Parliament, the Regional Assembly, the House of Deputies or the House of Assembly. You speak of proportional representation. Would each nation be proportioned seats by population, or would the MEP's by elected at-large and represent every single nation? Also, I would suggest changing the name of the European Council to the European Senate or the Senate for Europe, provided the elected house goes forward.
Just to note, Derbyshire currently elects five MEP's. They form a caucus and advise the caucus chair, who casts Derbyshire's single vote. They currently come from the local Conservative (2), Liberal Democrat (2) and Labour (1) parties. With a neutral Head of State, the voting MEP also takes the opinion of the Prime Minister into account. (For further statistics, the Tories and Lib Dems belong to the EPP-ED co-alition and Labour is un-officially aligned with the ELP.)
"Look, what happens with that newspaper is that they work with a system that they call the "Trust Redaction System" at wich no one's articles are reviewed by the editor-in-chief of the newspaper and are directly printed. When hired, writers sign a paper at wich they state that they will effectively carry their job and allaways tell truth. Jurgen Pots already had a mistake at an article about three months ago and was warned. The last one forced the editor to fire him and now the "Trust Redaction System" is being discuted and will probably be eliminated from the newspaper"
"Obviously it is not doable unless the countries which possess nuclear weapons are willing to dispose of them. Obviously we do not have the power in this body to force any sovereign state actually to do anything at all. The only thing we can do is try to convince the leaders of these states of the madness of their ways and the absolute illogicality of the doctrines of defense which they hold so dear. I have taken it upon myself to try this, though it is not something which one member can do alone."
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