Any comments on the EU?

  Phphred 15:44 12 Jul 06
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EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - European Commissioners can trample on EU law but still get their full pension, according to Tuesday's (11 July) European Court of Justice ruling on former commissioner and French prime minister, Edith Cresson.

After a two year legal battle, the court found Ms Cresson guilty of "a breach of a certain gravity" of Article 213 of the EU treaty by fixing a lucrative job for her friend while a commissioner back in 1995.

But EU judges in Luxembourg said Ms Cresson can keep her full €42,300 a year pension arguing the verbal rebuke is punishment enough: "The finding of breach constitutes, of itself, an appropriate penalty."

  Phphred 15:49 12 Jul 06

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  Devil Fish 16:10 12 Jul 06

unelected corrupt and out of touch

  SG Atlantis® 17:30 12 Jul 06

A disgrace.

  wee eddie 17:37 12 Jul 06

It's called "Mutual Grooming"

  anskyber 18:02 12 Jul 06

We could all wax lyrical on the EU, but it looks a bit like breaching the Forum rules to me.

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