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29th Aug 2016

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EU commission presidency race is 'cosmetic' democracy

Dutch Socialist MP Harry van Bommel has said having an EU commission presidency race does not make the EU more democratic as the change is only “cosmetic". He told EUobserver he neither knew nor was interested in who was the European leftist candidate (Greece's Alexis Tsipras) for the post.

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