Jdsk wrote:mercalia wrote:A case where the EU has broken international law
How the EU is breaking its own Lisbon Treaty
We shouldn't be surprised by the EU failing to stick to the rules it made. But what is of greater concern is that as a fundamentally bureaucratic organisation it increasingly puts administrative and managerial criteria ahead of the messy, but essential, need to pay heed to the sensitivities surrounding Europe’s painful historical past (save to manipulate it for bureaucratic ends). This applies as much to its member states as to those who have chosen democratically to leave. Europe’s bloody history was the raison d’être of the European Union; it forgets its past at its peril.
Is that about the EU Parliament sitting in Brussels rather than Brussels and Strasbourg?
That decision was made because of the outbreak, and specifically in order to avoid the need to quarantine staff who moved.
And this week the President wrote to the people of Strasbourg on the subject:
PS: And it was a much smarter decision about ways of working than that of the House of Commons. Not to mention last year's illegal attempt to prevent Parliament sitting at all in the UK... what did the Spectator say about that at the time?
from the article On 8 September, France’s Europe minister and the mayor of Strasbourg released a joint communiqué decrying the decision of the European Parliament to hold, yet again, its September plenary session in Brussels. They called for a return to Strasbourg ‘in keeping with the treaties’. The French prime minister then phoned the president of the European Parliament voicing his ‘deep regrets’ at the decision.
unless that is mistaken, so if you have just cause you can break a treaty against the wishes of the other party, it seems: it sounds as if it was unilateral not agreed. Familiar?