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September 21, 2007


As innumerable people have pointed out, this isn't in fact, strictly speaking, legal.

French plans to bail out Europe’s ill-starred satellite navigation project with a €2.1 billion raid on the EU farming budget yesterday provoked outrage in Britain and Germany.

Critics said that France’s attempt to seize spare taxpayers’ cash after private investors pulled out would break every budgetary rule in the book – and set an alarming precedent.

Because, until the Constitution Reform Treaty is passed, space isn't an EU competence, so they can't spend tax cash on it.

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Taking money from the CAP is surely a good thing, so the British and German governments are stupid (and acting against their national interests) in opposing it.

Posted by: Philip Hunt | Sep 21, 2007 4:45:39 PM

We need the CAp to stop famine. How can we produce food for the poor unless we do not subsidise food production.

Posted by: DIRTY EUROPEAN SOCIALIST | Nov 15, 2007 12:18:38 PM