Brussels Powergrab

Monday, November 13, 2006

Brussel and the electricity blackout

Brussel has for all problems the same solution: more power to Europe. If you are a right wing they offer you European regulations for a common market - sold a liberalisation. If you are left wing they offer a "social charter" and labor regulations. If things are going well, it has been the work of the EU. If things are going bad - like the economic figures of the last decenium - it is a sign that we need more EU.

Take the electricity blackout at the beginning of november. For the lay it would mean that we get stronger checks at the borders so that such a blackout cannot cascade from one country to another. But for Brussel it means that they get more powers to regulate how each company should manage its affairs.