Thursday, July 09, 2009

And why ...

... are we fighting for democracy in Afghanistan, I wonder:

The European Parliament is on a level power footing with member states in the EU's complex institutional triangle after years of being a mere afterthought for EU governments, its outgoing president has said.

Urging his successor to keep up the fight to "defend" parliament's interests, German conservative Hans-Gert Poettering on Wednesday (8 July) said: "We are very successful now as European Parliament to be as equal partners of the council."
From EU Observer

And we don't even get a free Ferris wheel.