Brussels Powergrab

Monday, June 26, 2006

Transport sector the next rollover for lobbyists

EU Observer has an article about the EU transport policy. The Greens and environmental groups criticize a the new transport policy of the European Commission because it abandons the political aim of shifting long-distance transport to the rails.

The shift seems to be a result of lobbying by truck companies. And this is exactly why I am against further European centralisation. Europe is too far from the voter to have much influence. As a result rich lobbyists become too dominant.


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