Taken Over

A quote from Pieter Huys in Chronicles, July 2005

Europe is provided with an impenetrable and fast-growing bureaucracy, less and less controlled by the council of governments. As for the European Parliament, it lacks any real control, with its 25 member-states and an equal number of languages. Nobody seems to be bothered by this, as the commission concerns itself with an increasing number of delicate issues, including immigration policy. Our countries therefore lose their effective control over crucial issues, having been taken over by “this thing,” as General De Gaulle called the United Nations.