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In message  <[log in to unmask]> [log in to unmask] writes:
> Phil Hunt scripted:
>
> > It seems to me that the main motives would be the same as for the common
> > currency: a mixture of practical reasons of efficiency, and a desire for
> > European unity -- one of the aims of the EU being an "ever closer
> > union" between the peoples of Europe. So I think that when the Euro
> > has been firmly established, it is quite likely that European federalists
> > will turn towards the idea of a common second language for Europe.
>
> One might hope that one day the federalists will get round to working out
> a proper democratic constitution for the EU, so that the people of Europe
> can actually have a direct say in how their currency, for instance, and
> even their common language are managed.  I don't want all these things to
> be imposed on us by an appointed but political Commission indefinitely.
 
I agree. The Commission should be subordinated to the European Parliament
(EP), which should have the power to sack individual Commissioners (not
just the whole Commission as at present).
 
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Cheradenine Zakalwe
Eurolanga Publicizationa Organization