09-02-05

Who won the cold war?

Abiola draws our attention to Motl on the EU "constitution":

But the most bizarre ones are the executive organs, the Soviets. I just can't understand why there are three top Soviets like that. Where does the number three come from? Is it related to the number of lepton generations? :-) What is the real difference between the Soviet of the Ministers, the European Soviet (or the European Council), and the European Commission? It's totally unclear to me what's the overall difference between their functions although I've seen several examples how their functions differ.

Let's imagine that the European commission is a kind of federal government that cares about the whole territory, while the two other Soviets represent the interests of the member states. But what's the difference between these two Soviets - the European Soviet and the Soviet of Ministers? How many people in Europe know the answer?

As far as I understand, there are differences in the composition of these three Soviets. The European Soviet contains the prime ministers of the member countries, or some equivalents, while the Soviet of Ministers includes random ministers from all these countries. They always choose different ministers. At least this is what the proposed constitution says.

These two Soviets also sound relatively penetrable. The European Soviet includes the national bosses while the Soviet of Ministers includes random ministers, although the probability measure is not quite determined. But the European Commission is probably the strangest committee among these three. Much like the other Soviets, its goal is to support the European Union. Where do the members come from? They are being chosen according to [various politically correct criteria]. Well, that's not too illuminating because it still does not say who is making the decision.

Finally, after several pages, you will at least see that the chairman of the European Commission is proposed to the European Parliament by the European Soviet (the national prime ministers). One of the important members of one of these Soviets is the European minister of foreign affairs - quite a job. Whether and how can a citizen influence who will get this job remains very unclear.

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