Further evidence of the suicidal tendencies of the eurocrats: Barroso is fighting for an EU tax
, and the EU parliament decided to postpone the phasing out of subsidies to coal power plants from 2014 to 2018. (Initially this should have happene during the 90s, then by year 2000, then 2007, 2010, and 2014....). One must remember, though, that the Germans are relying on their coal power, and ten thousands of German jobs are on the line if the non-profitable power stations do not receive subsidies from the EU (from us, that is - the same us who are supposed to cut down our carbon emissions, but I'm sure I don't need to remind you of that.....).According to this article
(in Swedis only unfortunately) the German commissioner, Herr Oettinger, has been lobbying the parliament to get them to vote against the Commission. And I thought the commissars were supposed to leave all national considerations aside.....silly me, that's for us Scandinavians and Britons, only.