And believe me if he’s allowed to get away with it, he’ll do it.
Remember folks, Herman Van Rompuy is an unelected bureaucrat who couldn’t care less about representational democracy and the balance of legislative powers. He’s a statist through and through, and please pardon my French, an absolutely evil prick. KGS
NOTE: These are the architects of tyranny of our time.
Van Rompuy: EU could avoid full treaty change via legal trick
07.12.11 @ 09:26
BY LEIGH PHILLIPS
BRUSSELS – The European Union may be able to winkle out of the fraught process of a full treaty change via a clever legal trick, EU Council President Herman van Rompuy has suggested.
According to a two-page report from the Belgian EU chief submitted to national capitals on Tuesday (6 December), by amending a protocol attached to the Lisbon Treaty rather than changing the treaty itself, the lengthy and politically uncertain path of referendums and ratification by national parliaments can be avoided entirely.
Instead, so long as EU leaders unanimously back a redrafting of a single protocol, the changes can be achieved almost instantly, following consultations with the European Central Bank and the European Parliament, both of which would be formalities.
The article (Art. 126) in the treaty that deals with excessive deficits is fleshed out in a protocol attached to the legal text of the document but which remains separate from the treaty itself.