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EU BYTES


The relevant debates in the European Parliament can be


entertainingly sad, such as with former Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt re-posting a video of himself in 2012 saying: “You know, colleagues, what I think is the biggest waste of money in the European Union of today is the salary we all pay to Mr. Farage. Let’s be honest about it. You are a member of the fisheries committee, for example, and you’re never there. Never. In 2011, no attendance.” There is also former London Mayor and hairstyle vanguard Boris Johnson’s sister Rachel Johnson set to co-lead the “Remain Alliance” as EurActiv reports. Note: They didn’t report on the hairstyle vanguard part, that is just common knowledge at some level. Boris Johnson, as some of you might know, was very pro-Brexit. I wonder if the UK can build a semi-satiric political soap opera on this. Maybe a mix between the series EastEnders and an Armando Iannucci film such as In the Loop.


When are the EU elections?


Politico reported on the Eurobarometer, an EU tool set up to survey the population on specific issues, enquiring about public knowledge of when the EU elections are. Apparently 5 per cent know that it is between the 23 and


26 of May. Should be a relief that a third know it is in the month of May.


Oh, and only about a quarter of Germans know who the


likely next President of the European Commission is. i.e. what Jean-Claude Juncker is right now. It is probably going to be Manfred Weber, the head of the biggest political group, the EPP. Well, I guess it has to do with the fact he is German. Imagine how well-known he must be in other EU countries. Just as an aside, the European Parliament approves the 28


European Commissioners. Therefore, the bigger the relevant party, the bigger the chances of that candidate.


Romanian witches


This is my favourite, and you might have even come across it. Reuters reported that a group of witches in Romania who provide magical services to clients across the world have turned to politics to influence the elections. More specifically they have focused on anti- …wait for it, wait for it… corruption efforts. Indeed, witches and wizards from across Europe to the US have joined forces to put a curse on Romanian lawmakers. And the ritual was streamed online. The witches are quoted as saying that they will continue their rituals until the end of the EU elections in Romania on 25th May.


Greetings from Brussels… and dear EU-ians – please go and vote.


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