Neelie Kroes spokesperson Ryan Heath was on a propaganda rant on Twitter yesterday. I was wondering if his account had been taken over by Anonymous provocateurs (Anonymous collective ddos the European Parliament website):
who do you think was doing the negotiating [of ACTA]? elected representatives and experts acting under their direction
As a Eurofederalist this makes you a bit sad. Because regardless what you want it to be, no Commissioner would claim to be an elected representative. As someone who tracked the ACTA process with great curiosity, it was a bitter joke. An he went on:
“Also … It was the European Parliament that voted in the European Commission.”
I guess this is how Parliament would like it to be but they know it’s not. The European Commission is no Government, they are not elected but appointed, and speak with a single voice. Article 17 EU Treaty explains it all.
I think it is a real pity that the Concours was abolished and replaced by logic riddle testing from the United States. You would expect a person working for the Commission to be better informed about the institutions he speaks for.