Sarkozy drømmer om en sterk president av EU

poster08EUOBSERVER: European institutions, especially the European Commission, should be given more power, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Friday (19 June), in a foretaste of his upcoming EU reform proposals.

«I am really for a strong European Commission, a strong Council [the institution representing EU member states] and a strong European Parliament,» Mr Sarkozy said at a press conference following a two-day meeting of EU leaders in Brussels.

Mr Sarkozy is expected to present more detailed EU reform ideas on Monday
«For the parliament, it’s done. For the council, I hope that with the Lisbon [treaty] it will be done. I really think we can have a win-win system for the three big institutions

According to the president, the European Commission at the moment is too weak, mainly due to its size – it has 27 commissioners, one from each member state and a large number of «smaller portfolios.»
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