Thursday, October 13, 2005

Vaxholm Battle Escalating

News - Press service - Info - Opening of the Session

In a somewhat bizarre vote, the European Parliament in a vote has today asked Commission President Barroso as well as Commissioner McCreevy to appear before them and explain the "compatibility of the Swedish social model with the European model."'

That the Socialist voted in favour of this is hardly surprising. They are in favour also of intra-European protectionism in order to protect old trade union priviligies.

But why on Earth the centre-right EPP-ED group voted in favour of this I really don't know.

Have they turned semi-protectionist as well? Is there any explanation available?