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Schulz rides roughshod over Parliament’s Rules of Procedure (again)

September 29, 2014

This week the European Parliament will begin public confirmation hearings for the 27 candidates nominated by their national governments to be members of Jean-Claude Juncker’s European Commission, due to take office on 1 November. The grillings of the Commissioners-designate are taken seriously, as Parliament has evolved a de facto veto over individual Commissioners, even if according to the Treaties it can only reject the whole College of Commissioners.

Once again Martin Schulz demonstrates that he views Parliament’s Rules of Procedure as a tool for enhancing his own power and advancing his own agenda.

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