terça-feira, dezembro 26, 2006

Se assim for não volta tão cedo

«Several of Mr Barroso’s colleagues suspect he is trying to curry favour in Berlin and Paris to bolster his chances of winning a second mandate as Commission president in 2009, and that softening his liberal image might help. The president last week, in effect, terminated a proposal by Mr McCreevy to reform the EU’s copyright levies regime – after intense lobbying from the French government. “A lot of what he does can be explained by the fact he is looking to a second term,” says one senior EU official. While Mr Barroso enjoys British support, France and Germany opposed his appointment in 2004 and he is trying to build good relations with the new generation of politicians in Paris and Berlin». Financial Times