Monday, June 07, 2004

An EU rollback?

At last some good news from Europe, and from Holland of all places. It seems that the campaign against the European Union might be having an effect, with the Dutch Government arguing for a return of powers from the EU to to its member countries.

It was reported in Saturday's Age newspaper that,

The Dutch Government has called for a significant return of powers from Brussels to European Union member countries, saying that European integration has gone too far and lacks popular consent ...

"There is a widespread sense of unease about Europe, about loss of national identity, and about an EU that increasingly intrudes into their everyday lives ...

"Is Europe really the best level at which to regulate landscape gardening?"

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