Cross-posted from Corporate Europe Observatory.
As its authority in Brussels is being threatened, Germany is consolidating its control over the EU. Three of the EU´s four leading civil servants are now German. Angela Merkel has declared that a German, the lacklustre Manfred Weber, is to be made the new President of the EU Commission. In the midst of this European Ombudsman issued a scathing reportof how the appointment of Martin Selmayr as the most powerful EU civil servant, Secretary-General, on 21 February 2018 was a stitch up (Read here). There will of course be no consequences – but the EU political elite is known for this.
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