European Union: Our foreign correspondant
The role of the European Commission is due for a fundamental shake-up as the European Union debates its new constitution and Mario Monti's reforms to the merger review process come into force. Derek Bedlow asks former European commissioner Leon Brittan what the future holds for the EC and those dealing with it
As is often said about football referees, if both sides are unhappy with you, you are probably doing a good job. On this test, the European Commission (EC) must be getting more right than wrong. Yet, even to those who work within it, or are in regular contact with it, its ways are mysterious and its wonders never cease.
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